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Question on antler repair

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Redfisher, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. Redfisher

    Redfisher New Member

    I have a shoulder mount to do and was wondering if you guys recommend rebuilding minor/ major antler repairs before or after the mount is finished? I usually repair broken tines after I've mounted , but never had this much to rebuild before, so was curious how everyone else does antler repairs, before or after the mount is done?
  2. Redfisher

    Redfisher New Member

    Been away for awhile, and I'm glad to be back and still kicking!! Thanks in advance for any and all replies!!

  3. Beckham

    Beckham Member

    I always do my repairs Before I mount. Im too damn messy to do it any other time than that.
  4. tem

    tem Well-Known Member

    X2. I screw mine down on a piece of wood. so I can turn it in all directions to work on it. put that's just me.
  5. Paul B

    Paul B Active Member

    I fix afterwards. When adjusting deer on stand I would more likely forget and manhandle the repaired tine and have it snap off in my hand.
  6. X2. And i can get a better perspective of what needs doing with it mounted.
  7. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    I like to do the repair prior to mounting and then color the repair when I am finishing the mount. This way I can do a batch of repairs at one time, which is more efficient. My coloring process does involve a base coat of lacquer airbrushed on, so doing that while I am finishing the deer also saves time. Besides I don't like to mount a deer with finished, repaired antlers because it is easy mess up the painted repair by bumping it.
  8. Matt

    Matt Active Member

    Larger ones I do before and smaller ones such as a couple inches or so after.