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Loctite, Liquid Nails, Caulk....

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by Triad Taxidermy, Sep 6, 2021.

  1. Triad Taxidermy

    Triad Taxidermy Member

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    Loctite, liquid nails, caulk , silicone. I see a lot of people are switching from liquid nails to loctite and just wondering why? Is loctite a newer better adhesive. I don't see anyone using silicone caulk, is this because its so expensive?
     
  2. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Siliconized acrylic caulk used sparingly works well for me.
     
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  3. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    no need for caulk of any kind for bird work, other than super glue if using a fake head or repairing torn feet etc…. a little cotton batting fill under scaps and flank pockets is all you will ever need…. maybe a touch of caulk to anchor tail feather butts.
     
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  4. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    I'm with Byrdman. I use a little powergrab to anchor the tail and that's it.
     
  5. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

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  6. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I have not used caulk for filler. Just as a hide paste.
     
  7. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I have heard that Powergrab works great.
     
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  8. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    I don't use liquid nails but will use the rest you listed, when and where needed. I have never gotten the results I like using cotton alone. Try em all and find a system that works for you, it doesn't matter what someone else uses.
     
  9. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    I use LocTite Powergrab 3X on alligators...it's some tuff stuff!
     
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  10. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I have an old Taxidermy Today magazine where Page Nethercutt explains how and why he uses Powergrab.