restoring moose antler sheds

Submitted by dan on 4/4/05 at 9:38 AM. ( ) 216.56.60.34

I have a pair of nice sheds that will need some restoration. They are quite faded and have a light greenish cast to them, it almost looks like algea or some kind of mold. I have tried to remove this green shadow (IE;wirebrush,steelwool,lacquer thinner, even my wife's Soft-Scrub)but it seems to have stained down deep into the bone. The archives suggested painting them white to give them a neutral background. I have never stained over paint. Will potassium permagratate stain over paint(Life-tone or Hydro-Mist)? Or is there another method someone can suggest? Thanks! Dan

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Moose Antlers restore

This response submitted by Herda Taxidermy on 4/5/05 at 1:36 PM. ( jherda@stellarnet.com ) 66.163.140.201

Try preasure washing them and then use Old English Scratch Cover for Dark Woods to stain them. Apply one coat and then wipe off with a clean ray. If they don't stain down dark enough, restain them in 2 day.


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