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filling holes in buff horns and then staining

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by bobby7321, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. bobby7321

    bobby7321 New Member


    Looks like some bugs got to my horns while still in the bush. All bugs were killed and fumigated before shipping but now I am left with all these holes in the horns.


    1 - Any advice on what to use to fill the holes?
    2 - I'd like to darken the horns back up to almost a black color. Any recommendations on what to use? I'm hoping what I use to fill the holes will also take the stain/polish?

    thank you
  2. try a two part epoxy, called J B weld find it at the auto parts store, it's grey in color too might be easy to stain, maybe black shoe polish ??

  3. Per colored wood filler, you can get it in Just about any color and it stains well.
  4. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    When you are done with the holes, rub the horns down with a 50/50 mix of turpentine and linseed oil. You can test on a small area on the back side of the horn first. Will darken them down and add a slight bit of shine. I use it on all horns and antlers I do.