Kudu Skull Mount Care (outdoor)

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  1. BCD

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    I have a nice 55" Kudu I collected in RSA/Limpopo in 2015. Even as a skull mount it doesn't fit in my house so well so it hangs outside on the back porch( we enjoy it there) protected from rain/direct sun but not the humidity of coastal South Carolina ...I can tell two years are starting to have it's effect ... question... what wax, oil or type of conditioner/care can apply to tines and skull to protect?

    Thanks

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  2. Britt Beck

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    BCD. A light coat of WD-40. I have not personally used it but a buddy (taxidermist) has. I was pretty amazed of how it worked. Hope it helps.
     
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    I have heard of the WD40 use before but haven't done it myself. Given that it's outside I don't see why you couldn't give it a coat do polyurethane
     
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  4. Britt Beck

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    Yes for sure after the oil I would hit it with polyurethane. That I have used. Works great.
     
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    I spray can poly on a boar skull 3 years ago and still looks great

    PS: live just outside Myrtle Beach if are in area or ever want to grab a meal and talk Africa. Taking first trip in '19
     
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    If I get up to Myrtle I will PM you
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    would you put on horns as well?
    thanks
     

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