cleaning antlers

Submitted by outdoorslover on 4/4/06 at 10:04 PM. ( )

A while ago I noticed a streak of marker stain on my antler. It must have happened when we marked them for cutting. I know it was a stupid accident, but do you have any suggestions for removing the marker without damage to the horns? Thanks alot.

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Indelible ink is a tough one

This response submitted by George on 4/4/06 at 11:24 PM. ( )

Since the antler is porous, your only hope is to dilute it enough that it becomes less noticeable. You can try the harsh chemicals first such as lacquer thinner or acetone or MEK, but I'd almost bet something like WD 40 or a light machine oil would stand a better chance of disbursing the harshness of the mark. Good luck.

thanks George

This response submitted by outdoorslover on 4/5/06 at 11:15 AM. ( )

Since the mark is hardly noticeable, I think I'll be better off just leaving it or rubbing it with a cloth until it wears down enough. Thanks for helping out a moron.

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