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Adjusting/Tweeking Bondo Ears

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by cvinger, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. cvinger

    cvinger Active Member

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    I need to "tweek" the edges of the ears on a calf elk I mounted about a month ago to make them more symmetrical. They are bondo ears, very thin. Does anyone have any experience in doing this? I thought low heat?
     
  2. Head Hunter

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    Its hard to say without seeing pics- can you post some pics? You may be able to wet the skin/hair and then card them to get a better edge- if thats what you sre looking for?
     

  3. Duckslayr

    Duckslayr Active Member

    Hydrate, heat with hair dryer, hold until cool, card for another 48 hrs.
     
  4. cvinger

    cvinger Active Member

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    Edges are good, the ears themselves are not symmetrical (open/shaped the same). Will try re-hydrating and heat.
     
  5. jk

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    That is one of the advantages of bondo, you can heat it and reshape it, not many other materials that this will work on. Good luck
    J
     
  6. cvinger

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    Update--Re-hydration and a hairdryer did wonders!!
    Should have had before and after pics.
    I did have to leave the carding on for more than 48 hrs tho- maybe because of higher than normal humidity.
     
  7. tem

    tem Well-Known Member

    how long did you hydrate them.
     
  8. cvinger

    cvinger Active Member

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    About three hours each.
     
  9. quest

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    Use a ceramic flat iron with a dial to control the heat.
     
  10. quest

    quest Member

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    Don't use it on wet hair.