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Antler polish?
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 Posted: Mon Feb 13th, 2012 11:27 PM
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Anyone know of a good way to polish antlers?



 Posted: Mon Feb 13th, 2012 11:41 PM
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Some bucks use my cedars every year. That help?



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 Posted: Mon Feb 13th, 2012 11:57 PM
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since i assume that you have the antlers and the buck no longer does ....i have to ask if you mean the whole antler or just a section ( such as i do when i use some for a knife handle ) for the latter i use zam , and i suppose it'd work at least on the tips of a whole rack
http://www.knifeandgun.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=AB105



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Seems there is good info here for Antlers, If I may ask in this thread, what about horns? I have a set of Buffalo horns that have a need of a errrr "buff and polish" they are in their natural state at the moment.

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the same zam if or to just polish , as for getting smooth ... that takes lots of work ( elbow grease ) and progressively finer grades of sand paper tho you can start with a knife and scraping if you wish



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fryboy wrote: since i assume that you have the antlers and the buck no longer does ....i have to ask if you mean the whole antler or just a section ( such as i do when i use some for a knife handle ) for the latter i use zam , and i suppose it'd work at least on the tips of a whole rack
http://www.knifeandgun.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=AB105

fryboy, I want to polish the entire antler. Some of the bucks on my wall have a natural shine to them. The big 10 pt. (140) I shot last season, has no shine at all. Maybe I should leave it naturally, dull.:confused:



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Dirtkicker wrote:
Some bucks use my cedars every year. That help?

I have to admit, I actually burst into laughter reading this one...



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i have a friend who does a lil taxidermy .... he said they use a spray clear gloss , no idea what what the larger dedicated shops do/use , the only one i had mounted was left au natural , the zam would do any raised surface and the end of the tines just fine and it will leave a shine that is blinding , were you closer i'd let you use my buffing wheel and compound , the zam because of the lite color doesnt stain the pores like most of the colored compounds would do but it could build up and need brushed out of the crevices ( which are never shiny in nature anyways )



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Must be a set of white tail antlers because my muley's are all kinda dull, never seen a mount any other way. 

I will start looking but I don''t recall ever seeing whitetail antlers anything but a natural finish-kinda dull or dark brown or various shades of white.  I killed a spike (ha, on Tejon, another current thread!) that had an 18-inch blade spike white as an egg.   The other antler was maybe an inch long. 

I did see an elk that had polished tips, practically glowed, but I do not think they had been touched up, I couldn't get that close. 

I think gloss spray might be too much, satin maybe? 

 



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