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Fix it scuplt question

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Logan Loeffelholz, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. When using fix it for antler repair, do u seal the fix it sculpt before applying the stain? Im trying the wipe on wipe off stain and ill put a light wash on it and when I go to wipe off some color and tone it down it wipes off everything. Just seems like its to slick to accept the stain.
     
  2. JerseyJays

    JerseyJays Well-Known Member

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    My guess is too much water
     

  3. Let the stain dry a little first then wipe it off to the desired tint. I do not seal it until I reach the tint or color that I am looking for then hit it with a flat clear finish.
     
  4. Olaus

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    After the Fix-it cures hit it with some 220 grit wet/dry sand paper and the paint/stain will adhere better.
     
  5. Thanks for the input. Alright, I lightly sanded it down and used less water which helped quite a bit. But it still seemed to come right off when I went to do a light wipe on it. Even after I let it sit and dry. Still seemed really slick for some reason. I made it work and it turned out good but it just seemed like the fix it didn't want to accept the stain. It was a really dark mule deer rack which maybe made it seem like the thin washes weren't doing as much as they really were.

    Is there a different repair putty that accepts stains better or do I just suck at staining?
     
  6. JerseyJays

    JerseyJays Well-Known Member

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    did you spray a base coat sealer prior to applying paint?
    I've been where you are. Get 2 colors down and apply the 3rd wash and it peels off the first 2. Really aggrivating.
     
  7. No I didn't jerseyjays. Is that the step im missing here? Cause what u said is exactly what was happening to me.
     
  8. J Cook

    J Cook Cook Taxidermy

    Anything you fix an antler with is not going to accept paint or stain like a real antler. The fix is not porous like an antler, it takes a lot of trial and error.
     
  9. Cajun Dan

    Cajun Dan New Member

    If it's a significant repair, I spray the entire antler with bass belly white and stain the whole thing.
     
  10. JerseyJays

    JerseyJays Well-Known Member

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    I don't know... I don't usually base seal either and same happens to me... I just use less water, let it dry longer between coats and don't rub as much and it helps
     
  11. JEJ

    JEJ Active Member

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    I use oil paints and don't have any issues
     
  12. Matt

    Matt Active Member

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    I don't seal anything until I'm done with my coloring, but I use acrylics thinned down to create washes.