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Thread: Anyone Know how to stain antlers???

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    Anyone Know how to stain antlers???

    Hi guys,
    I have an old 11 point red that my dad and I shot a long time ago and its been in the sun and has basically been bleached. There is hardly anymore brown on it and i would like to get it back to its former glory. Does anyone know a nice easy method of restaining heads and would be keen to share a little knowledge on the subject???
    I also have a 36" and a 34" billy i would like to stain up so i can mount them on my wall.
    If any one could help on the matter i would be very appreciative. i will try and post a few photos of the process as i go.
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    Get my wife to put them through the wash with one of her scarves, she knows how to stain some shit!

    I have heard that brown shoe polish works but have never tried it so don't take my word for it!

    Hopefully someone else can give you a more definative answer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudattack View Post
    Get my wife to put them through the wash with one of her scarves, she knows how to stain some shit!

    I have heard that brown shoe polish works but have never tried it so don't take my word for it!
    Ha yeah i was good at it too in my younger days. I learnt not to was my DPM's with my whites while on basic training a few of us ended up running around with pink shirts and PT socks for a couple of months... nancee boy's i think we were called by our RSM
    If no one else ha any ideas i might try the shoe polish onsome of the smaller goat heads for a start
    Cheers
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    I've heard the nugget trick too. Not tried it though, I like my head au-naturale
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    Potassium Permanganate - your local pharmacy should have some.

    Youtube/google should have some how to videos for you, just search 'Potassium Permanganate antlers'.

    You will need sandpaper and a brush.
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    Rub it on some trees. That is what the deer do.
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    If it was nice and dark for a start not a velvety try some oil on it first before resorting to stain.

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    Link from FnH but a good post on what to do

    http://www.fishnhunt.co.nz/forum/YaB...num=1234262688

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    awesome cheers guys. It was dark 16-18yrs ago but then its been sitting underneith a sky light in dads then my shed. I want to give it back to the old boy so it can grace his walls again, as now i have a nice big 10 to put in its place i shot last year. so i'm mounting it on a sheild and he can put it up as a reminder of an awesome day we had.

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    Try polyurethene I did one after we did our interior walls of our lockwood bit of the house it came up great and its cheapish

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    Solid antler Dundee
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    naturally we're saying nothing about your choices in head attire. Red beret totally OK but the rest . . . . . lol
    Please reassure us you don't go out wearing one of those hats and a pair of white shoes . . . . . . .

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    There is 3 in there that I wouldn't wear SiB all three are from Mrs D's late grandparents,theres even a tweed that El B would like.

    White shoes out of the equation I live in gummies
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    Went to 4 chemists and a horticulture center in west Auckland, Where do I find potassium Pomanganate?
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