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M32 PR=Junk

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by IAtaxi, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. IAtaxi

    IAtaxi Member

    Used em for 10yrs, for the past few I can't take my paint job off the eyes with a knife without going through the protective layer over the white band, leaving the finished product not eye pleasing(pun). Anyone else make a good eye with a white band I can scratch off the paint over it?

    Ticks me off to go through all that work then that happens.
  2. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

    I never use McKenzie eyes, but from what I can see from the images, it's probably happening because the white is painted on the outside of the glass. If they're not baked long enough or hot enough - if at all - the paint is not bonding to the glass, and is simply laying on the surface, allowing you to scratch into the paint.

    I only order eyes from Tohickon ... you can beat their quality. ;)

  3. tazzymoto

    tazzymoto Well-Known Member

    try a sharpened end of a paint brush to scrape off the paint. That's what I use . I use tru eyes form Ohio Taxidermy Supply
  4. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

    Instead of a knife, I use a Dental tool called a Canine Tooth Scraper ... made for scraping Canine teeth. Works GREAT on glass eyes. Removes the dried or softened clay, without damaging the glass eyes.
    After scraping away any remaining clay residue, I wash the eye using an Artist's brush that holds a spritz of Windex.

    Remove the paint from the eyes after sealing the paint on the eyelids with whatever clear gloss you use. I use small pointed, cotton-tipped makeup applicators dipped in Lacquer thinner - or alcohol - to clean the eyes.
    Also, switch to a wooden modeling tool, or a dull metal blade, and a lighter touch. ;)

    I have posted a complete finishing tutorial here ...
  5. Matt

    Matt Active Member

    I use the Tohickon PR's all the time and clean them with a blade, never any issues with their eyes. They have an excellent product.
  6. DDavis

    DDavis Active Member

    x2 with the tohickons pr