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Fixing a ripped tail and reinforcing weak tails

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by kiitsu, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. kiitsu

    kiitsu New Member

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    Hello! I'm new to the forum. I do not do taxidermy, but I love it And collect what I can afford.
    I have 3 fox tails I bought from furtails.com. 2 are of decent quality but could use some help.
    The third one I wore once, was very gentle with it, and it still managed to rip the leather right at the center of the tail. It was in 2 pieces. So, this prompted me to look at the leather...and that's when I noticed it was extremely yellow and brittle. I managed to just barely sew it, but I know it won't hold. I plan on retiring this tail to just my wall..but I would like a more permanent fix for it.
    For my other 2, I am now nervous and would like to reinforce them, as I noticed some spots of yellow on them too (though they are much, much better quality than the one that broke). Is there anything I can glue to the entire length of leather to provide some integrity to my tails? Is this an okay thing to do, or will it ruin them? I can't sew them, I don't think any of them will hold a stitch too well, so my only option is leather glue.
    Which of these will work?http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00178RING?vs=1
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001TY8PDK/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?qid=1429596307&sr=8-3&pi=AC_SY200_QL40&keywords=leather+glue&dpPl=1&dpID=41t4dgqLwRL&ref=plSrch
    If neither is good, can you reccomend me one I can purchase on amazon?
     
  2. alan webfoot

    alan webfoot New Member

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    who tanned them ?,, yellow could be fat or oils in the skin which will weaken the ''leather''.
     

  3. kiitsu

    kiitsu New Member

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    Sadly, no idea...
    I got them from foxtails.com. I have a feeling it's fat.