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#6248947 - 04/05/16 03:59 PM Antler staining
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The buck I killed had very dark horns on camera throughout September and October, disappeared during November and then I connected with him in Decemebr and his horns lost the dark chocolate color that I was hoping for



Edited by BigPig (04/05/16 04:02 PM)
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#6249020 - 04/05/16 04:41 PM Re: Antler staining [Re: BigPig]
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Being he was in the fog in the pic that makes the antlers always look a lot darker on a wet or damp dark day. Google antler stain(ing) and you will find a lot things to buy or try.
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#6249159 - 04/05/16 06:18 PM Re: Antler staining [Re: BigPig]
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I have used paste shoe polish. It works.

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#6249261 - 04/05/16 07:48 PM Re: Antler staining [Re: skeeter22]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Being he was in the fog in the pic that makes the antlers always look a lot darker on a wet or damp dark day. Google antler stain(ing) and you will find a lot things to buy or try.


I had other pics of him in better lighting and they are dark. But I understand what you are saying. I did Google it, made my head spin with all the techniques and opinions.

Originally Posted By: skeeter22
I have used paste shoe polish. It works.


Got any pics? What color?
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Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

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Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#6249412 - 04/05/16 09:40 PM Re: Antler staining [Re: BigPig]
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you can try potassium permanganate
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#6249752 - 04/06/16 09:19 AM Re: Antler staining [Re: BigPig]
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I do taxidermy work and I use minwax

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#6249897 - 04/06/16 11:20 AM Re: Antler staining [Re: BigPig]
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Linseed oil works well. You can use it numerous times to get them as dark as you want.
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#6250194 - 04/06/16 04:49 PM Re: Antler staining [Re: BigPig]
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tube acrylic paints from hobby lobby will work great you can mix and match different colors , thins with water. just brush on and if you don't like it wipe off and try again.

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#6250376 - 04/06/16 07:17 PM Re: Antler staining [Re: RightTurnTaxidermy]
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Originally Posted By: scottbradley
I do taxidermy work and I use minwax

What color?
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#6250827 - 04/07/16 08:09 AM Re: Antler staining [Re: BigPig]
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I have used Minwax stain/poly. sealer combo leaving the tips "ivory" several times. Looks very natural and last about forever.


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#6250832 - 04/07/16 08:12 AM Re: Antler staining [Re: BigPig]
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Color walnut. That's a very nice heavy eight, congratulations.
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#6256018 - 04/11/16 06:56 PM Re: Antler staining [Re: BigPig]
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don't mess with Mother Nature.


looks great as is


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#6256020 - 04/11/16 06:57 PM Re: Antler staining [Re: BigPig]
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don't mess with Mother Nature.


looks great as is


IMO up
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#6256503 - 04/12/16 07:47 AM Re: Antler staining [Re: BigPig]
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I love the chocolate brown horns myself. They really look good with a little morning dew on them! Baker



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#6260585 - 04/14/16 07:01 PM Re: Antler staining [Re: BigPig]
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Watco danish wood oil works good on antler...
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