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Duck feet

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by Branden, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. Branden

    Branden Member

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    I'm having trouble getting the paint to stick to the legs an feet. It just wants to flake off!! Anyone know the reason?? It's the polytranspar water based airbrush paint
     
  2. Glass eye

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    Did you inject the feet with Master Blend ?.......if so, while you are injecting you need to wipe the fluid off of the outside of the feet, continually wiping them clean until the injection holes stop leaking.
     

  3. Branden

    Branden Member

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    Yea that's kind of what I was thinking it is.. Could you wipe it down with thinner that should help.. I appreciate the help
     
  4. Glass eye

    Glass eye Active Member

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    When I made that mistake I had to carefully scrape the shiny film off. Perhaps others have some better advise.
     
  5. Branden

    Branden Member

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    Thanks again it gets pretty stressful when u are learning from scratch
     
  6. alan webfoot

    alan webfoot New Member

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    acetone and an old toothbrush will clean off about everything known to mankind. A good primer coat not heavy just even ,,make sure your foot is thoroughly dry first.
     
  7. hearn2424

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    Lacquer thinner, dry and then prime with FP220 Fungicidal Sealer, paint and brush on mod podge let dry. Do the same with bills.
     
  8. James Parrish

    James Parrish Tundra Swan...Its What's For Dinner!

    When I inject Masters Blend, I drop the foot into a jar of acetone until the MB kicks. I then card the feet for a couple days until they are dry. At that point, I clean the feet with acetone, let it dry , and then seal with a couple coats of Krylon matte. Then, I begin painting. I have never had great luck with Polytranspar water-based paint. I use Wildlife Colors and it works great.