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    Green antlers

    I found a nice set of sika antlers which have been lying for a while as 1 side of them has turned green. Has anyone any tips on getting rid of the green, and restoring some colour ??

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    Have heard of people using shoe polish. Never tried it myself though.

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    Bleach them with hydrogen peroxide then re stain them potassium permanganate to colour them brown

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    Thanks 375
    ​then after I do that, how would I go about doing the worn tip look ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil_Bri View Post
    Thanks 375
    ​then after I do that, how would I go about doing the worn tip look ?
    Fine wire wool ;-)

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    Leave them white dont stain them bits its a slow process just keep applying the permanganate till you get the dark colour you require on the areas you want brown
    Last edited by 375 mag; 02-04-2013 at 17:55.

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    How much peroxide ? And best way to apply it etc ?

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    Just soak the antler in a weak solution for a couple of days or until white i usually wrap tissue paper around the antlers to help it soak in then lay them in a tray to soak

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    How weak or strong should the pp mix be ?

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    I just get the weak stuff in bottles from the chemist not sure what it is 7% i guess its like the mouth wash one, if your using paste like what a hair dresser uses just keep an eye on it or it will eat into the antler if left to long as long as you dont leave it for weeks you should be fine

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