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Ear adhesive

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by papagoose, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. papagoose

    papagoose papagoose and goslings

    Does anyone know of a ear liner adhesive that a person can dye or tint I have tried the pink stuff and it does not work that well any help would be great
  2. PRO-1 glue. They have a simple formula how to mix the color in also. Just call and ask... 304.880.3119. Great results and color.


  3. Harvestmoontaxi

    Harvestmoontaxi Lake of the woods walleyes

    I use Magic Smooth, and mix in pink powdered tempera paint. Great results!
  4. B.S.O'Hare

    B.S.O'Hare Member

    I also use pro 1, I mix in windsor red oil paint with it. A little goes a long ways, a dab about the size of pencil eraser mixed in with enough glue for both ears. Play with it and see what works!
  5. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    B.S., mixing oils with a water soluble glue isn't such a good idea for obvious reasons. If you want to tint glue, use tempera paints or buy paint tinting powder on line. For epoxy paints, a tad of red LACQUER paint will work well.

    I'm still of the opinion that tinting ear glue is a silly idea. The leather dries opaque brown and most ears need to be painted afterwards anyway.
  6. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    Tinting glues works GREAT. I have my first attempt at tinting glue sitting in my showroom from 2006 and it still looks good. I use red flocking to tint my epoxy ear glue. I've also used acrylics, tempra, and lacquer paints with great results, depending on what glue I was using in my ears.
  7. cwag

    cwag Member

    Out of everything I've tried food coloring worked the best for me!!
  8. DING DING round one.............and george leads off with a stiff double jab..............but challenger cole counters with a right cross.............................. ;D
  9. His post was in the early AM Skulley....when the meds kick in he will mellow out....lol.... :)
  10. backcountrychad

    backcountrychad Active Member

    I also use red flock. Just a sprinkle in my ear epoxy. I think it makes a big difference in my mounts.
  11. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    Not challenging George, just sharing my experiences. I still paint the ear white, but having that reddish base underneath gives me a very natural fleshy pink when done.
  12. wjwhited

    wjwhited New Member

    I'm no expert on tinting ear glue but everythime I have done it, the ear still needs painted. So I stopped tinting. It just resulted in doubel work.
  13. just poking a bit of fun today cole. you must have heard all the kids in the background yelling FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT????? ;D
  14. Kyle Lakey

    Kyle Lakey Active Member

    You can tint any adhesive. Epoxys you probably have to be the most careful with in using the right tinting agent as to not compromise the adhesive properties.

    So G whats going to happen if I mix in flesh laquer paint with roman 555? I'm guessing you "know" the answer.

    Silly? Guess I better remind myself how silly it is that I save hours a year buy tinting and not painting. 75% of the deer we get in around here have long enough hair you can only see a little bit of skin through the hair. Tinting it saves me from having to paint this 75% because looking at the mount from a foot or two away is looks natural and fleshy colored. Huge time saver to not have to paint customer ears.

    I guess maybe it depends on some tans effecting the skin color but ever since I started tinting my ears it was like that dummy bell just hit me in the back of the head why I didn't start sooner. It works with great results.
  15. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Kyle, should I send you a long bladed pair of scissors so you can clip that hair up your ass???? Just stop playing Mr. Wizard with your chemistry set. Oil and water don't mix and you risk separation if you use oil paint in water based hide paste. As for lacquer paint, lacquer is a solvent that reacts to acrylic. Same story. As for lacquer paint in epoxy, it is still a solvent and could prevent the epoxy from curing.
  16. Kyle, should I send you a long bladed pair of scissors so you can clip that hair up your ass.

    Just about choked on my dinner, thats so funny.
  17. JerseyJays

    JerseyJays Well-Known Member

    Hmmm... I've only tinted my epoxy twice... And both times I used airbrush paint (woods and water and wildlife colors)
    Used 1 drop of pure red and it turned flesh colored ... (Ear adhesive from mckenzie)
  18. Kyle Lakey

    Kyle Lakey Active Member

    No thanks G that hair is just fine where it is ;). I figured it wouldn't be good if I mixed the glue and laquer paint but I tried it to see what happens. The glue sticks just as good if not better. Can't say either way as I've never had one drum yet. Use it on all mine. Yeah I wouldn't mess with epoxys but what I combined works and works good. Don't know why it works but just because something is water based doesn't make it water. There is other stuff in the glue besides water and it apparently works just fine with a little bit of laquer in it.
  19. roman 555 & food coloring has worked well for me the past 31 deer---I still lightly paint the ear with pink & brown (to tone down if too pink). this painting adds a few seconds to each mount as the Iwata is "already loaded".
  20. papagoose

    papagoose papagoose and goslings

    OK guys thanks will give some of these ideas a shot, even if I still have to paint them that will be OK it seems like some of the ears need a lot of paint and I think they look to heavily painted for my liking just hoping to get them that less painted look and More real look gotta keep improving and learning that's what keeps the customers coming back right