Remember when I said that the spray paint never fully cured? I followed the direction (at least 15 mins between coats, didn’t even spray a lot on..etc.) The scales were still somewhat tacky. Especially when the scales are sitting in sunlight. I used an airbrush and sprayed floor cleaner on the whole tail. Over to the right is my belly armor (painting not done on it in the picture.) I used heavy gauge wire to attach that sucker to the mid-section of it.