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#6258989 - 04/13/16 07:31 PM Deer skull ??
dlrz71 Offline
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Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 9109
Loc: Arlington, Tx/Coke Cnty
Hey guys, What is the best way to get this skull wall worthy? Is there anything I can do to the antlers since they are so sun bleached? Thanks in advance.

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#6259030 - 04/13/16 07:57 PM Re: Deer skull ?? [Re: dlrz71]
NMGW Offline
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Registered: 01/16/12
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Loc: New Mexico
Trim off what the bugs did not eat and bleach the skull. The horns will not look good if you stain them when bleached so best leave them be. Just my $0.02 Cool find though up


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#6259568 - 04/14/16 08:40 AM Re: Deer skull ?? [Re: dlrz71]
BenBob Offline
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Registered: 01/27/06
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Use linseed oil on the horns and you can stain them. I used it on some dropped antlers I found in New Mexico and they turned out fine.
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#6260215 - 04/14/16 02:35 PM Re: Deer skull ?? [Re: dlrz71]
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I have never tried linseed, that could work. I usually use Watco Danish wood oil when the bottoms bleach out when doing a euro.


Edited by NMGW (04/14/16 02:35 PM)
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#6260453 - 04/14/16 05:16 PM Re: Deer skull ?? [Re: dlrz71]
hunttexas2kansas Offline
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Registered: 10/05/13
Posts: 234
Burnt and or raw umber oil paints w acetone.

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#6260681 - 04/14/16 08:05 PM Re: Deer skull ?? [Re: dlrz71]
dlrz71 Offline
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Registered: 10/16/07
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Thanks guys.
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#6265325 - 04/18/16 12:29 PM Re: Deer skull ?? [Re: dlrz71]
Red Cloud Offline
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Yep, linseed oil wipe off excess Walnut MinnWax. Works quite well, IMO.
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