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Putting Modge Podge on Glass eye to keep paint off?

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by mikehurt88, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. mikehurt88

    mikehurt88 Member

    I was just curious if any of you guys put modge podge or some other sort of glue or tape on the eye before painting to keep it from getting covered. I didn't know how easy it would be to remove afterwards but seems like it would be easier to just peel off the coating of glue rather then using lacquer thinner and trying to take off alot of the paint from the eye. Any tips? Thanks
  2. Gary B.

    Gary B. Active Member

    I put matt modge podge on my glass eyes before air brushing the finish work- works great - I take it off when done by scraping with a toothpick

    Gary B.

  3. Gurneyjockey

    Gurneyjockey Member

    I use gloss, seems to stay put and not sag onto the eyelid and also stays flexible and peels off in one piece
  4. miker

    miker Member

    Latex is easier to get off peels right off
  5. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    I hate tossing a turd in the punchbowl, but why bother? I've used them all, including the Eye Protector from WASCO and the green makeup mask they sell. My problem was in painting the crap on. Half the time it took longer to prep the eye without getting the "protector" on than it would have to take a scalpel and an artists brush with lacquer thinner to scrape it off the eye. I paint over my eyes and when I finish, I paint over all the paint with clear gloss. Put it on heavy enough, it softens the paint underneath and with a scalpel tip, you can lift the paint off the eye without worring about it pulling paint off areas you want to stay painted.
  6. davehyer

    davehyer Active Member

    Im with George, It would take longer to put it on than it does to clean off the paint. On glass eyes I use a scalpel, some spit and paper towel. On tru eyes I use a wooden tongue depressor sharpened and flattened like a little chisel and scrape it right off. I never use laquer thinner because half the time I would screw up the paint around the eye.
  7. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    For fish I cover the eye with a small layer of oil based clay. It comes off in seconds. With deer though, since I get very little paint on the eye, I just use a small, stiff, paint brush dipped in thinner and then squeegeed along the edge of the jar to remove the excess thinner. Then I carefully remove the small amount of over-spray along the edges until the eye is clean.
  8. jim tucker

    jim tucker Active Member

    Use it all the time. Takes about half a second to apply it. I don't try and cover the whole eye with the stuff just as close as I can to the edge without worry. Then when I pop it off I just have a small amount of clean up that I do with a bamboo skewer. Then some spit on a q-tip.
  9. jigginjim

    jigginjim Active Member

    I follow JT, using the eye protector paint along the edges. For me it seems to clean up really nice, saves from accidentally getting thinner on my paint job.
  10. I'm gonna stick with George on this one as long as we're talking glass eyes
  11. twinrivers

    twinrivers Active Member

    I do as Trophy Specialist for everything, including fish. I have the eye protect but quit using it. Never tried it on deer or anything. Its probably all dried up in the container it has been so long since I have used it.
  12. George1419

    George1419 New Member

    Eye protect is quick and very easy I think I get it from Mckenzie, after painting I use a damp paper towel to wipe off then just a little bit of paint to scrape off around the edge with a dental pick works great for me and it dries really fast after applied like 1 minute ready for paint.