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Should the scales stay flat and look like plastic or some edges of the scales can "unglue" and look like dry?
 

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Originally Posted by manouche
Should the scales stay flat and look like plastic or some edges of the scales can "unglue" and look like dry?

Are you referring to lizard?
 

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Originally Posted by Steven Aver
Are you referring to lizard?
No, Alligator.
 

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The belly or the top of the alligator?

Personally, I think any part of the animal that is NOT the belly is... ugly.
 

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Originally Posted by Casey
The belly or the top of the alligator?

Personally, I think any part of the animal that is NOT the belly is... ugly.


Do you mean that one part will have scales that goes off?
 

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If you are looking at real alligator skin, the scales should never "unglue" or look like they are peeling - they should stay flat, but not as flat as plastic either. In general, if the scales pattern looks too perfect, then one may suspect that he is dealing with printed/embossed leather.
 

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