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Alligator

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by hoytarcher, Jun 28, 2021.

  1. hoytarcher

    hoytarcher Member

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    I was gifted an alligator hide and I am going to tan it and hang it on the wall. I have fleshed, pickled, shaved and back in the pickle. I still have that fish smell on the hide. At what point does this go away? Or what am I doing wrong?
     
  2. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    Tack it to a piece of 3/4" plywood with drywall nails spaced 2" or less apart all the way around. Let it dry 30 days. Then, remove from drying board and attach to a sheet of 3/4 BC plywood with Loctite 3X Powergrab. The gator smell should dissipate in the drying phase. Fill nail holes with apoxy, touch up with an airbrush, and coat the entire skin with Enviro-Tex. You will be shocked at how the natural color comes out when the Enviro-Tex is applied.
     
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  3. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    Here is a little one freshly done 47DEF43D-0878-4DF5-A2BA-4E86E3732A97.jpeg