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Antler touch up.

Postby Kane0928 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:14 pm

What do you all use to bring back some glow to faded horns or give a darker look. I'm looking for ideas on a latest project. I'm aware antlers are a touchy project and wanting some advice or even horror stories and what to avoid. Thanks for the advice in advance.


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Re: Antler touch up.

Postby Jeff G » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:38 pm

Use black walnut wood stain on a rag. Just a little and wipe on, them wipe off. Been using it for years for customers racks.
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Re: Antler touch up.

Postby Kane0928 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:53 pm

Jeff G wrote:Use black walnut wood stain on a rag. Just a little and wipe on, them wipe off. Been using it for years for customers racks.


Is this something you buy or actually make. If it's store bought is any fine or a specific brand has best result?
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Re: Antler touch up.

Postby johndeere506 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:55 pm

Kane0928 wrote:
Jeff G wrote:Use black walnut wood stain on a rag. Just a little and wipe on, them wipe off. Been using it for years for customers racks.


Is this something you buy or actually make. If it's store bought is any fine or a specific brand has best result?

I bought a touch up stain marker the same color at home depot. They are in the stain section. I touched the antlers when boiling w bleach in a couple small spots when cleaning the skull and it worked great.
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Re: Antler touch up.

Postby Jeff G » Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:58 pm

Minwax is the brand I use.
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Re: Antler touch up.

Postby Kane0928 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:35 pm

After hours of work and some advice from Jeff G here's the finished product of my 2017 Ohio buck.
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Re: Antler touch up.

Postby llcooljames » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:17 am

Looks good!

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