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Antelope Hide Coloration

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Gar_EG, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. Gar_EG

    Gar_EG New Member

    I mounted an antelope about 3 days ago, and when i went to do finishing work I noticed the hide had totally lost its vibrancy/rich coloration. I assume that's just the nature of a wet tan drying out, but is there any way to keep that better coloration?
  2. Mike Powell

    Mike Powell Well-Known Member

    Did you by chance wash th hide in dawn or som other soap? It could be soap residue causing discoloration as it has dried. I can’t think of anything else that might cause that. You might try spraying some windex (high alcohol content that dries really quick) on the hair and brush it out. Just a thought.

  3. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Of the few antelope mounts I have done, The wet hair appeared darker than it did when it dried. Pictures of the live animals and of them after death showed that they were lighter than when they were wet.
  4. Gar_EG

    Gar_EG New Member

    No, didnt wash with any of that stuff--i'll try out some Windex, thanks
  5. Gar_EG

    Gar_EG New Member

    Makes sense.
  6. Coalrunner2019

    Coalrunner2019 New Member

    Any hair besides black/white is gonna look darker when wet. That’s just common sense??