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#5397625 - 11/03/14 09:20 PM any way to darken antlers on an old deer
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Left my sons deer outside from last year to rot then I was gonna clean it up and Euro it for him. Well the antlers turned almost white. Anything I can do to stain them back dark????

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#5397634 - 11/03/14 09:25 PM Re: any way to darken antlers on an old deer [Re: Ronnie Oneal]
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Paint a good pic and a real good taxi or painter
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#5399014 - 11/04/14 07:50 PM Re: any way to darken antlers on an old deer [Re: Ronnie Oneal]
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Ive stained some before..they turned out great..min-wax..

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#5400794 - 11/05/14 01:46 PM Re: any way to darken antlers on an old deer [Re: Ronnie Oneal]
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I have used stain for the same reason. Turned out good. You can get antler stain from the taxidermy suppliers too.
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#5401032 - 11/05/14 03:45 PM Re: any way to darken antlers on an old deer [Re: Ronnie Oneal]
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#5812809 - 07/01/15 06:40 AM Re: any way to darken antlers on an old deer [Re: Ronnie Oneal]
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Best thing is potassium permanganate. As a knifemaker, Ive used it for many years. Dont be fooled when you mix it though, it goes on purple but dries to a nice brown color.
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#5814305 - 07/01/15 10:43 PM Re: any way to darken antlers on an old deer [Re: WendlingKnives]
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Originally Posted By: WendlingKnives
Best thing is potassium permanganate. As a knifemaker, Ive used it for many years. Dont be fooled when you mix it though, it goes on purple but dries to a nice brown color.


I didn't think many knew about PP. I have used it for sometime now. Good stuff.
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#5814834 - 07/02/15 11:38 AM Re: any way to darken antlers on an old deer [Re: Ronnie Oneal]
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Here one I did with stain, looked pretty good after both sides were done

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#5820663 - 07/06/15 09:41 PM Re: any way to darken antlers on an old deer [Re: Ronnie Oneal]
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What shade of stain did u use?

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#5821519 - 07/07/15 02:44 PM Re: any way to darken antlers on an old deer [Re: Ronnie Oneal]
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Very small dabs of dark walnut around the bases, then early American over the dark walnut and on the tines. I used steel wool to polish out the tine tips a bit once it was dry.
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#5821614 - 07/07/15 04:10 PM Re: any way to darken antlers on an old deer [Re: Ronnie Oneal]
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Registered: 02/05/15
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Awesome thanks, any suggestion on elk antlers? I found an old skull of a young 5x4 I was just gonna use some dark stain but didn't wanna screw it up and ruin it.

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#5822368 - 07/07/15 10:44 PM Re: any way to darken antlers on an old deer [Re: Bulldog4949]
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Originally Posted By: Bulldog4949
Originally Posted By: WendlingKnives
Best thing is potassium permanganate. As a knifemaker, Ive used it for many years. Dont be fooled when you mix it though, it goes on purple but dries to a nice brown color.


I didn't think many knew about PP. I have used it for sometime now. Good stuff.

I used about 6-7 yrs ago now on some sheds with limited results.
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