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Paint On Eyes

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Steve Snelgrooes, Nov 28, 2020.

  1. Steve Snelgrooes

    Steve Snelgrooes New Member

    What do y’all use to protect eyes from paint over spray, to pull off at finish work time
  2. Nothing, just scrape off using a toothpick or ex acto knife
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  3. ice

    ice Active Member

    Play dough, though I usually don’t use anything.
  4. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    I use nothing most the time , after just wet paper towel with windex and toothpick , but paint a little elmers glue on it let dry, paint and peel off
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  5. Keith

    Keith Well-Known Member

    We use Gary Bowen's Eye Protect. It's a paint on latex. We don't put it on the entire eye, just short of the edge, and scrape what little paint gets on the glass.
  6. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    I use a q-tip with a small amount of laquer thinner, then a scalpel to scrape around the edges. Finally, I have a really short hair soft brush I dip in thinner and go around the edges. Always take you deer outside and look at the eyes. It's embarrassing to be loading it in a customers car and see crud on the eye. when customers get home, a deer is usually rested on its backboard until it is hung. Anything irregular on the eye will stick out like a sore thumb.
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  7. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    If you are afraid to use a metal instrument that might possibly scratch the eye, Kraig's suggestion of using a tooth pick works well.
  8. dmac1175

    dmac1175 Active Member

    I use Modge Podge. I brush it on with tiny brush. Only takes a few minutes to dry then your good to go on painting. I use a scapel blade to peel it off. You can use something else if your not comfortable using metal. It comes off so much better than the eye protect the supply companies sale. After using the scapel to get most of it off a use a q-tip and windex.
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  9. Richs Taxidermy

    Richs Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Yes modge podge
  10. 1tahr

    1tahr Active Member

    flexible fin finish works fine , peels off nice
  11. Bo Hersey

    Bo Hersey Member

    The colored tooth picks work better that regular ones they are stronger
  12. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    On game heads I don't seem to get much paint on the eyes, so I just remove the little that does get on there with a q-tip and a stiff, china bristle brush both dipped lightly in thinner. On fish though, I cover the eyes with oil based clay, which is cheap, goes on easy and also peels off easily too.
  13. tem

    tem Well-Known Member

    I take an ice cream stick ( after i eat the ice cream first ) sand one end to a point and spray water or windex on the stick and rub it off.
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  14. gobbler71

    gobbler71 Member

    Gary Bowens eye protect, modge podge, old school latex rubber whatever is within arms length. Paint, windex, t-pick, q-tip
  15. jigginjim

    jigginjim Active Member

    Gary Bowens eye protective painted to within .020 of the edges the where detail work is.