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    antlers for restoration

    can somebody give me some advice about restoring antlers.
    i have been given a family heirloom of some red deer antlers skull mounted.
    killed in 1898 exmoor, so quiet old.
    they have been hanging on a shed wall for some time, so the colour has faded.
    is there anything i could put on, to enhance the antlers, an oil of some discription.
    also the skull needs whitening, do i paint, if so what type of paint.
    thankyou in advance for any advice given.
    mark.

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    I would leave it how it is thats part of the charicter

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    rub the antlers with fine emery paper and then plunge into a container with Condy`s Crystals mixed in,let dry and repeat until the desired colour is achieved,paint the skull with whatever..I wouldnt as I would leave it or bleach it.

    CC = potassium permanganate

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    Don't paint the skulls it looks naf, bleach them but boil them first add a good measure of washing powder, for the antlers
    use potassium permanganate you can get it from a good chemists, alternatively you can buy an antler stain think Bushwear sold one at one time, don't know how good it was, but you will get a good result from the potassium permanganate just repeat process till you get desired effect, then polish the tips till white.

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    thanks for the info boys, i look into it tomorrow.
    cheers to all.

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    having read over this old thread today, it never ceases to amaze me of the knowledge contained within the walls of this forum...we really should be in power as a government you know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PKL View Post
    ...we really should be in power as a government you know!
    Thats obviously wouldnt work.... we are all law abiding, honest people with morals!
    There is a place on this planet for all of God's creatures, right next to my tatties and gravy!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gliballs View Post
    Thats obviously wouldnt work.... we are all law abiding, honest people with morals!
    Speak for yourself

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogtrotter View Post
    Speak for yourself
    I wasnt actually, it was the first thing that came into my head
    There is a place on this planet for all of God's creatures, right next to my tatties and gravy!!!

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    Dish washer tablets make them mint after a good clean off . Let them soak over night etc.

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