Dry Dead Horns

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  1. TheWhitetailNut

    TheWhitetailNut AH Senior Member

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    My horns are nothing like the animals I took in Namibia. Is there a way to restore the rich color and smooth polished texture of them.
     

  2. Wade J VanGinkel

    Wade J VanGinkel AH Senior Member

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    I'm sure a taxidermist could give you the proper best way to achieve what your looking for.
    That said, I have a lot of pronghorn and a blackbuck euros hanging in my garage. They all looked sort of dry and grey. I saw something online some where so gave it a try... wd40. Gave them a shine and back to black. Totally happy with the results.
    But again these are normal animals with very little money invested and totally redneck cure. Lol
     
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  3. blacks

    blacks AH Enthusiast

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    Linseed oil and turps 50/50, applied with a brush or rag will re nourish your horns. But beware it will darken them some. Beeswax on a rag also works well.
     
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  4. BRICKBURN

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    Solutions will depend on what has caused the issue..
    How old are they?
    Weathered?
    Were they over boiled?
     

  5. gizmo

    gizmo AH ENABLER SPONSOR Since 2015 AH Ambassador

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    Would you post some pics please. It will be easier to give advice it we can see the issue.
     

  6. buck wild

    buck wild SILVER SUPPORTER AH Fanatic

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    Search “re-conditioning horns” on here
     
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    Taxidermist in Port Elizabeth told me to use WD-40
     

  9. TheWhitetailNut

    TheWhitetailNut AH Senior Member

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    That was really good, Thank You!
     

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