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Sew or not to sew?

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by country, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. country

    country Member

    What would be my best option to fix this hole? Not sure if I should sew it up, or bring it together with hide paste. There is no hair and I have never fixed a hole in this area. Hopefully you can see how close it is to the eye opening. Thanks.

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  2. country

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  4. I would use super glue gel and a piece of dryer sheet and glue it together.
  5. Safari12

    Safari12 Member

    I would sew it with a real nice hidden stitch. Then if needed a little epoxy when doing finish work and it will completely hidden.
  6. GWebb

    GWebb Well-Known Member

    Ditto on the super glue and dryer sheet.
  7. zubba

    zubba Active Member

    I wouldn't sew. I'd glue and finish.

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  8. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

  9. country

    country Member

  10. Matt

    Matt Active Member

    Ditto on the glue and finish. Most of the time the holes look worse than they really are and when you taxi the skin around, they go back together just fine.
  11. Mark in IL

    Mark in IL New Member

    I would also agree with NOT sewing it. My experience with those types of tears is that once you mount with some good paste - simply push it together and I will bet it will look like there isn't even a tear there. Watch it while it dries, continuing to press it together (if you have to) until it fully dries.
  12. ;D Yup Super Glue and Nylon sock----works well----sb
  13. I would just use hide paste as usual and taxi into place. Make sure you thin that skin really well. Down the road-
  14. Did someone mention glue.
  15. big dan

    big dan Member

    Not to sew
  16. huntnut78

    huntnut78 Member

    The easiest stitch to hide is the non-existent one. Like said before, real thin and good paste, you will never see it.

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    HOOKJAW Member

    Definitely no sew. I wouldn't repair ahead of time--rather wait until final eye tax and glue together day after. maybe consider bagging the head to slow dry overnight
  18. buckmasters243

    buckmasters243 Active Member

    Have you ever tried zap a gap?
  19. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    I worry about the use of cyanoacrylate (super glues) in delicate areas like this. They have the tendency to crystallize and disintegrate over time. I KNOW they're use on artificial bird heads and seem to have a good history but I've see ear repaid fall to pieces. That's why I use skin shavings instead of dryer sheets and nylon with them. I always insure I have a good glue under any repairs, especially those involving superglues.
  20. bowerbird

    bowerbird New Member

    super glue,,and use a fine slither of hide shaving like a patch on the flesh side, works a treat