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antelope horn finishing

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by KJ, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. KJ

    KJ New Member

    was wondering what if anything you put on antelope horns while you are finishing them for the customers. Do you use gloss finish, flat finish, something else, or nothing? Thanks.
  2. jasonb

    jasonb I think I'll keep her

    WD 40 is all I have ever used on horned animals.

  3. backcountrychad

    backcountrychad Active Member

    X2 HERE
  4. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    The old standby of 50/50 turpentine/linseed oil will be hard to beat. WD40 is a very light fish oil that evaporates too quickly for my liking. The 50/50 will last for months.
  5. muscle20

    muscle20 New Member

    x 2 on the linseed oil.
  6. DDavis

    DDavis Active Member

    x3 with linseed oil
  7. Roger Ralph

    Roger Ralph Member

    One vote for nothing. Even if the oil lasts for a while, then what?
  8. uzabow

    uzabow New Member

    Bees wax works great!
  9. Matt

    Matt Active Member

    I use a 40-60 mix of warm water and mop-in-glo, and brush it on. I know it still looks good after 12 years on a ram in the showroom.
  10. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    PERSONALLY, I don't like the sheen that the vinyl floor coatings give. The 50/50 restores the dark colors that have been taken away during the mounting processes. It is absorbed by the sheath and though it's not "permanent", the dark rich color is restored and as it ages, the "natural" look that Roger refers to is regained. It's such a slow process, the customer never notices.
  11. bearrug48

    bearrug48 Active Member

    I would have to agree with george on this one.