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Slip Spot Repair

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Jackson1814, Jul 23, 2021.

  1. Jackson1814

    Jackson1814 Active Member

    Looking for suggestions on repairing this slip spot. It’s about nickel size, maybe quarter size. Thank you in advance for the help! 11D6915D-FFFA-4952-A6E6-17F3EEF7864F.jpeg
     
  2. Richs Taxidermy

    Richs Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    You should be able to cut them out in a football shape and sew back together
     
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  3. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Yep cut it out sew it up , or mount the deer let it dry . Then push hair a side and cut bald spot out , In one pcs and use that as a pattern . This way it’s a perfect match , Find a donor face cape and cut a pcs from same area and glue it in place . You can use a pcs that the hair is longer but don’t cut the hair, shave it to length it needs to be . That way it blends in , and you can even take different colors and color the tips of the hair to match if need be .
     
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  4. Jackson1814

    Jackson1814 Active Member

    Thanks for the help guys!
     
  5. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    Or, find perfect hair color match from scrap, cut to exact length, glue in place. I call it a hair transplant and have done it many times with great results.
     
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  6. Jackson1814

    Jackson1814 Active Member

    Do you let it dry first or glue the transplant piece in place when everything is wet?
     
  7. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Pretty much exactly what 13point said.
     
  8. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member


    In 13 point's first sentence he says let it dry. His second sentence says to then cut it out and do the transplant.
     
  9. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    This
     
  10. Jackson1814

    Jackson1814 Active Member

    Yep , pretty much. Except not exactly. Checking to see if Trophy Specialist does it when everything is wet. I read 13 Points response. Thanks Tanglewood.
     
  11. HOOKJAW

    HOOKJAW Member

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    Good advice given. 13 point is right on when he said to cut the bald spot out and use as an exact template. Lay the template on the donor cape and trace and then cut out exact match. Do all of when dry. I have had flawless repairs with this basic method. Especially good by the way on black bears. good luck.
     
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  12. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    My bad. I didn't see that you were responding to Trophy Specialist.

    I would wait for it to dry first, so you can test fit different pieces for the perfect piece.
     
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  13. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    I do hair transplants after it dries. I use forceps to grab the hair from the scrap piece, trim it and glue it using super glue and spray catalyst. Facial areas are going to be the hardest to match perfectly, body areas are the easiest. Here's a face fix:
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    after
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  14. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    before
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    after
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  15. Jackson1814

    Jackson1814 Active Member

  16. Robert Baker

    Robert Baker Well-Known Member

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    Nicely done.

    Robert