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Do you polish ram horns?

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by mahatma, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. mahatma

    mahatma Vertex

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    I have run across another subject and searched the site to find the answer. My brother has a ram head with the curved horns he bought from a hunter years ago. I told him I didn't know much about ram horns but I would look. I have searched and found you can remove the horns by bagging or soaking. I don't see anything about polishing the horn. Is completely natural the way? What if the horn is very dry? Just let it be dry??
     
  2. i spray regular clear krylon on the horns and then a coat of krylon matte. it brings the color out.
     

  3. mahatma

    mahatma Vertex

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    Here is a picture of the head. I would think anything to make the horns look more hydrated would help. Thanks.

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  4. I use old english lemon oil on all mine, found it works better for me than just a clear coat.
     
  5. As George posted in the old forum to my question on a set of Ibex horns... 50 / 50 linseed oil and turpentine mix....
     
  6. Missouri Creek Studio

    Missouri Creek Studio Black buck Walnut pedestal

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    I have some horn conditioner ( form VD or MK or maybe research) wipe on wipe off, buff and use sparingly. Just used ot on a set of rams horns and Eland..does not discol;or.. just nice luster. Use old electiric tooth brush to get in tall the nooks and cracks and to remove the excess.
     
  7. i personaly use a acrylic clear coat satin abnd it turns out great on goats and rams and mostlikly deer when i can kill them.
     
  8. Gobblingfever

    Gobblingfever 100% PEER GOBBLER ADDICTION!!!!

    Matte Krylon for someof my buffalo horns.