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Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by newknapper, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. newknapper

    newknapper New Member

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    i don’t know if this is repairable or fixable, but I have a mount that’s dry and it’s mouth slot is opened up some like the slot was cut to big. It’s not terribly noticeable but if you get up in it you can see up in it and the tucked skin. Is there any way to fix this. Would pictures be more helpful?
     
  2. Rehydrate the lip line and retuck it. Then, take a small roll of apoxie sculpt and work it into the lip slot. Smooth it and blend it in to the lip line using a paint brush and safety solvet. Water or rubbing alcohol will work as well if you don't have safety solvent. Let it dry and finish with an airbrush.
     

  3. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Active Member

    Good advice. You may not even need to rehydrate and retuck though if it is not pulled out. If it's just hiding the lip slot opening, then just fill it with apoxie sculpt and paint. This is a common fix for me when I'm restoring old mounts.
     
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  4. newknapper

    newknapper New Member

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  5. I would rehydate and retuck it. Take a damp cloth and wrap it around the muzzel and front of the nose. Put a bag over it and let it do the work. If your doing it in the evening, it's probably gonna take overnight or longer to get it to where you can move things around again. Is this a deer that you did yourself?
     
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  6. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Active Member

    I don't think I'd re-hydrate and re-tuck it. If the lip slot is too big, you'll just end up with the same problem. Besides, that process could lead to other problems. I'd just fill it in with Apoxie Sculpt, form it up as well as possible extending the nose down to the lip with it, and then paint.
     
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  7. newknapper

    newknapper New Member

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    Yes, actually the first one I’ve ever mounted.
     
  8. I see what your saying TS. I would have to look at the lip line closer, but, in the picture, it just looks like there's too much lip showing on the side to fill with Apoxie Sculpt and make it look decent. JMO.