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Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by lookn4awhitetail, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. lookn4awhitetail

    lookn4awhitetail "I shoot a Mathews, cause I dont wanna Hoyt them"

    I have used several brands and am actually getting ready to try Buckeye Supreme, I have heard great things about it, But wanted to know if I get the same amount of working time with it, Does if slow when bagged over night, Is it toxic. Anything and everything you can share about it. I havent even opened the bucket.

    I used a gallon of Derma Grip Last, and am in the midst of a Gallon of AFG right now, I like the clean up of the Derma Grip Plus its nice smell. The AFGs got great adhesion and taxis well, but I cant say it cleans up the easiest. Will be making some of Michael Ps home Brew soon to try as well.
  2. Buckeye Supreme is all I use, I like the work time, fast.

    it will tack up fast no need for pinning/carding

    cleans up with water while wet, but hell when it drys.

    Yes it is toxic/strong. read the lable!

  3. arrowhead

    arrowhead New Member

    I don't think it's that bad to work with, the oder is not that strong at all. It's very good glue.
  4. ed150

    ed150 deer city time

    buckeye is all i use on comercial work
  5. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    When you make "Michael's home brew", you'll never go back. That mix can be adjusted to as thick or thin as you want it to be. Mixed really thick, you can do things with it you might have only dreamed of with Buckeye or any other paste for that matter. Ken Walker and I used it on the lion I posted. Muscle details, wrinkles, you name it. The filler is dextrine, so it does clean easily with water as well.

    And I'm not trying to steal any thunder from Michael. He introduced that recipe to the masses, but I understand that several of the premiere studios had been using it as well as the vermiculite clay for YEARS. That's what this medium and this stie bring to the industry. Many of you will never be able to appreciate fully the impact this site has made to you, the individual taxidermist. If you do, remember to thank Ken Edwards.
  6. Lazarus

    Lazarus New Member

    If I am not mistaken, it was Jim Marsico that introduced the secret of Dynamite 111 to taxi.net. Michael just added dextrine to it.

    I haven't tried it yet, but I have tried AFG, and Buckeye. AFG gives you longer working time, and is cheaper than Buckeye. I think Buckeye is better around finer detailed areas of the mount, like around the eyes. AFG tends to be a little lumpy compared to buckeye.
  7. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Lazarus, that's what you know from this site, but as I stated, guys like Mike Boyce were using the combination of both for some time now. That's heresay, of course, but from rather reliable sources.
  8. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    I've been using Buckeye for years and like it better than any of the other pastes or epoxies I've used.

    When it's exposed to the air it dries farily fast, but with the hide over it is is workable for at least a few hours, which is the longest I've ever tried to work skin on my mounts after applying the glue. I use a spray bottle with water to squirt on areas where the glue made a mess. Then I wipe it off with a damp rag. As long as you don't let the glue dry, it's easy to wipe up. I don't use any brads and only use two pins on the eyes. The glue holds the rest just fine and I've never had any movement when it dries.