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Advise Needed !!!! Holes Around Whitetail Eye After Wet Tanned

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Elkhunter101, Oct 26, 2021.

  1. Elkhunter101

    Elkhunter101 New Member

    I got my whitetail cape from the tannery and I have holes around the lip of the eye lid is there a way I can fix it right. Can I just use a drier sheet and super glue. 08C6A7E1-1A66-427F-ACE7-E757CC22D8C9.jpeg AFF4AB86-DE67-4E1F-9B42-A322249F29C2.jpeg
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  2. Crittrstuffr

    Crittrstuffr Active Member

    IMO that's a tough spot for a repair. I think if I'm seeing it right that's on the lower lid. I would mount it up use good hide paste and tuck the eyes then using an insect pin/euro pin I would pin it, baby sit it then make the repair after it dries. Apoxie-clay and blend it back in with an airbrush. For commercial work that's what I would do. Tanneries have their downsides and nics are one of those, I seem to get the tear ducts cut all the time. Paste and pins are your friends. Good luck stay safe
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  3. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    What critter said, that great advice and exactly what I’d tell ya . If I thought it was a little to big the only other thing I’d do is a old dryer sheet patch on the inside to get it closed and then do as stated above . It’s really not that big of a deal , I’ve done this on competition pcs with no hits on the score sheet.
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  4. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    I have sewn cuts like that with a small needle and nylon thread. When doing the finish work, cut the sutures and remove.
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  5. countrycritter

    countrycritter Active Member

    I would do like Joey says and sew up the hole. After it dries use seam repair putty it doesn’t have a glossy finish on it and accepts paint easily. IMO it hides easier after painting. Good luck.