Step 4: Damage Control – Reshaping Your Porky Roach
If the porky hair in your roach should lose its shape due to poor wrapping, rough handling in transport, or accidental incorrect wrapping on a previous occasion, it can always be corrected by dampening the hair and carefully straightening it while you wrap it. It is a good idea to wet the bandage and squeeze out as much water as possible before wrapping it. Be certain the hair is straight when you do this because if you wrap it with a bend in it, it will set up this way and you will have to repeat the process. To dry the roach, place it in the sun or in a warm place with some air circulation, such as in front of a heater vent in the house. One word of caution is needed here, however. As deer hair is difficult to dye and is not completely colorfast, you should use extreme caution if you dampen the hair of a roach that has colored deer hair. This is especially important if it is red, since this color will bleed onto white hair if it gets very wet.
Follow these instructions carefully and you will be quite pleased with the results!