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Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Guttbag22, Sep 17, 2023.

  1. Guttbag22

    Guttbag22 Member

    Best way to fix a ear with hair slippage after mounted
  2. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    You didn't mention what type of animal ear, the method used, such as liners or Bondo, hide paste or epoxy, if the slippage was in the inner or outer part of the ear and wether it was tanned or not.

    So, with such a general question, I will give you the general answer as to what I would do. I would cut the ear around the edge, which, will separate the inner and outer ear from each other. Then I would peel the side of the ear that was damaged from the liner or Bondo, remove the glue from the liner or Bondo and glue a new donor piece onto the liner or Bondo.
    msestak likes this.

  3. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    Great advice from Tanglewood!

    Skinless ear backs are not always slippage. Oftentimes, there was little or no hair there initially. My redneck method...I airbrush the skin to a color close to the hair. It's the back of an ear. If it doesn't show from the show side, I don't sweat it on commercial mounts.
  4. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    There’s also flocking. There’s new material out there that can aid in this. An ole method that George Roof talks about. Using cotton balls in ear. Apply glue and press the cotton in and pull away leaving stands of white. This works for inside of deer ears
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  5. Guttbag22

    Guttbag22 Member

    Thanks everyone I think I’m going to use a donor piece