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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

    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
    If neither is good, can you reccomend me one I can purchase on amazon?
  2. alan webfoot

    alan webfoot New Member

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

  3. kiitsu

    kiitsu New Member

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