I finally got to working on my old prt longhorn and I am running into an issue. So she died, my dad kept her head and put it out to dry and the skull was left out in the weather for a long time, as in years. After removing the wasp nest I lightly cleaned the skull with water and dried. Then I decided I wanted the horns to be slighty shiny and to pull out the color. I sanded a lot starting with 60 grit then about 8 more gradually increasing grits ending at 1200. It looked pretty decent but I saw a few light scratches. This being my first time I was thinking I had sanded plenty and if I threw a few drops of linseed oil on it that it would cover it up a little. Well it made it way more obvious and I am not thrilled with the translucent look either. This was about an hour ago. Do you think I should I sand again? Any ideas? Pictures from before, middle and end are below.