protective antler coats?

Submitted by brett toth on 2/17/06 at 3:14 PM. ( )

Hi guys, question- I have a deer skull w/ antlers coming back from the beetles and I'd like to use a non yellowing clear coat/gloss. I have used varnish clear coat gloss and it yellowed the horns. I did the search button and found that - non yellowing sealer krylon may work and even antler oil? do these work well? and if so, what is antler oil? thank you

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This response submitted by George` on 2/17/06 at 4:08 PM. ( )

Why would you want to make them fake? Antlers really don't have a gloss. Most commercial products are UV sensitive and WILL yellow. Use 50/50 of linseed oil/turpentine to give a natural tone and timbre.

Elms Glue

This response submitted by JC on 2/17/06 at 4:33 PM. ( )

Why dont you seal the skull with 50/50 water and white glue and brush it on ;)

thanks guys- where do i find 50/50 of linseed oil/turpentine

This response submitted by brett toth on 2/17/06 at 4:41 PM. ( )


put your chemistry skills to use

This response submitted by paul k on 2/17/06 at 6:17 PM. ( )

Buy each ingredient, then carefully mix equal parts of each, with any kind of luck you will accomplish a perfect 50/50 batch of the

i understand that, where can i go to buy these?

This response submitted by brett on 2/17/06 at 7:09 PM. ( )

Hardware store or online like Van Dyke's taxidermy or something?


This response submitted by gina on 2/17/06 at 8:29 PM. ( )

thry an arts and craft store, like Michaels if you have one in your town. or any place that sells oil paints. Terpintine and linseed oil are for thinning and cleaning oil paints from brushes.

Cheaper stuff

This response submitted by George on 2/17/06 at 9:15 PM. ( )

Lowe's, Home Depot, even Wal-Mart in the paint section.

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