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Green Capes

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Edward C Forest, Oct 12, 2020.

  1. Edward C Forest

    Edward C Forest New Member

    Does anyone still mount green capes with dry preservative if so do you shave and what type of glue? Thankyou
  2. Mike Powell

    Mike Powell Well-Known Member

    Reach out to JoeyM. He can help you...great guy and very willing to help.

  3. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Yes, they do. Use a round knife (fleshing machine) made for thinning hides normally during the pickle process. Remove larger chunks of meat and fat with a knife. Then flesh and thin the raw cape with the round knife commonly known as a fleshing machine. I have heard that using Sop-Rot on the hide and then DP is superior to DP alone.

    Use a glue that is DP compatible and preferably one that sets up and locks down the hide rather quickly. David Byrd on here also does outstanding DP mounts. I would reach out to him too.
    I didn't Dp anything larger than a squirrel, so, I'm going off of research that I have done on the subject and off of posts I have read here.

    I quit using tanning products toward the end of my taxidermy career and instead used a liquid preserve from Headquarters supply. The steps were not much different than DP except you would paint a liquid preservent on the cape instead of putting DP on it, so I know that the thinning a raw cap on the fleshing machine part does work well.