Is there any cure-all method for protecting antlers from loosing color and/or absorbing liquid throughout the maceration or degrease process? I have some skulls that are stubborn and end up degreasing for several months. After sitting in water for that long the antlers tend to lose color, absorb liquids, and start to smell. I’ve tried the cheap makeup artist liquid latex from Amazon and had a terrible experience. Ended up left with 6 heads that had to have liquid latex pressure washed off…. However, I’ve talked with a few people that have had luck with it. I also came across a thread where some one mentioned using silicone. I tried it on only one head and after a week the silicone seemed to have separated from the antler and allowed moisture up behind it. I went ahead and pulled all that off (came off awesome) to prevent the STANK from happening. If I try latex again, it will be the latex 74 just because from what ive read it is equivalent to 4-5 coats of the makeup artist latex… any help on this subject is much appreciated!