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Discolored Bighorn

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Ozwalt, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. Ozwalt

    Ozwalt New Member

    Ok bighorn guys. I need your advice. I've done a search, but found nothing that helps.

    I'm mounting up a bighorn and noticed for the first time that there's a light line on the horns about the right level for a soaking line. I soaked the horns a bit when trying to pry them off, but I submerged them completely, so the line isn't my fault. My customer set the entire cape and head in a cooler of ice for the 2-day drive back from his hunt, so I'm guessing this is what I'm looking at -- not sure why I hadn't noticed it before.

    My question: what do I do to make this line disappear?

    Many thanks.
  2. oneshot

    oneshot Member


  3. Matt

    Matt Active Member

    I would mix a stain color to match, and try lightly rubbing it in and wiping off until the desired color is achieved.
  4. Ozwalt

    Ozwalt New Member

    I appreciate the responses guys. My first impulse was to airbrush. I'm a bit shy about using stain, because the horns are so porous. I was hoping I'd hear from one of our Rocky Mountain brothers who do 100 bighorns a year who have developed some special technique for restoring horn color that I hadn't thought of.