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What do you use to spiff up racks???

I have several skull mounts and rack plaques, but over the years the antlers seem to be a little dull compared to the day i got the buck. What do you use to bring natural color back to them??




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Re: What do you use to spiff up racks???

Just on the antlers use a tiny bit of WD40 on a rag and dab it on. It will give it some luster again. Just make sure not to rub on too hard it can remove some of the natural stain.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-22-2014, 11:56 AM
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Linseed oil is what my taxi used to shine them
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Re: What do you use to spiff up racks???

I would stay away from Wd-40 on antlers, over time it will collect more dust than u want !there are products out there made for taxidermy that your taxidermist should be able to help you! I have a couple bottles I keep on stock to sell
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Re: What do you use to spiff up racks???

I've used some golden oak minwax on several that had turned white on me from being outdoors. They have held up well.

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-23-2014, 04:19 PM
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Guy told me you should polyurethane antlers. I have never done it.
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Re: What do you use to spiff up racks???

Is it a quality antler mount or just a cheap plaque kit from walmart? I used to use the cheapos. Several years ago I learned to use taxidermist blocks to mount them and make my own plaques. The difference is night and day. Takes a little while to make a nice mount, but im slowly going back and remounting my old ones with the new method and quality plaques.
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My bad, I see now you're just looking to shine the antlers themselves. I would think some kind of furniture wax would do the job.
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Baby oil works well

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