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Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Whitetailart, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. Whitetailart

    Whitetailart New Member

    What is everyone using to seal skin mounts with before painting or are y'all not sealing ?

    what does everyone use between coats to seal paints ?

    antiquing a skin mount do y'all do it the same as a Repro. ?
  2. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    I use a clear lacquer in an aerosol can from Ace hardware.

    Antique same for skin mounts as repros after sealing in off white over scaled areas.

  3. Kevin Halle

    Kevin Halle Well-Known Member

    I use clear shellac.
  4. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

    Bullseye sanding sealer.
  5. Perca

    Perca Well-Known Member

    Seal skin with rattle can Bullseye Shellac. Seal between colors with rattle can Krylon Triple Thick gloss. Never had a reason to antique a skin mount.
  6. boarhunter67

    boarhunter67 Well-Known Member

    I use Super Fish Sealer, http://www.mckenziesp.com/SS90-P11288.aspx. I antique replicas, but not skin mounts. I've had trouble using gloss between coats to seal in color because sometimes I've had problems it later running or getting lacquer check when I put on my clear coat. I use 2 part automotive clear coat to finish.
  7. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Clarification: I only antique skin mounts that I have whited outdue to them drying extremely dark or a mount someone brought in to repaint vs. stripping the paint off.