Removing varnish

Submitted by jef65 on 9/15/04 at 9:48 PM. ( jef65@myway.com ) 69.179.10.66

Received a set of whitetail antlers from 1961. Besides being very dirty and bone dry (no weight),they are varnished.Any suggestions for restoring.Just will be a skull cap mount. Thanks JD

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sray paint stripper

This response submitted by Michelle B on 9/15/04 at 10:11 PM. ( laurelmt@lhtc.net ) 65.167.183.43

Use the spray paint stripper or oven cleaner, they'll take the old varnish right off, wash them with soapy water and then they'll be ready to re-stain. I just did 2 sets, worked great.


I have cleaned them up on a bird flesher

This response submitted by Luther on 9/16/04 at 9:45 AM. ( ) 206.74.88.222

I put a stiffer wire wheel on it and went to work. Had them all cleaned up in 20 min.


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