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cleaning antlers

Old 11-10-2004, 02:23 PM
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Default cleaning antlers

This is what i posted in the taxidermy area. Don't know how many are in there so I thought I would post here to see if anyone has any ideas for me.

I found the full carcass of a deer I was hunting (hit by a car unfortuneately) and want to clean up the rack. It had been lying in a swamp since last fall and so the rack is starting to green up a little. It seems stained in spots and I can't get it back to the natural color. What can I do to get this looking normal?

There is only the beginnings of mice damage in a couple spots but I assume I can smooth those parts out by sanding?
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Old 11-10-2004, 05:38 PM
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Well, I use a light steel wool on them when they are green.And the stains can be bleached out .do it a little at a time with a clorox and water mix. Then takes some of that paste brown shoe polish. Sparingly brush some on with a brush then wipe it off with a rag and blend the color in to taste.
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