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Re: Colouring antler
Reply #30 - Feb 10th, 2015 at 3:52pm
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I find that i have to put a number of coats on to get it anywhere near that dark, simply a case of mixing it slightly less strongly.

Will take some pics of some done to different darknesses if i get a moment
  
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Reply #31 - Feb 10th, 2015 at 4:39pm
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Yea I nailed mine first attempt.Was really amazed with this stuff
At how realistic it looks.
Bloody clever dick who figured it out.
  
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Reply #32 - Feb 11th, 2015 at 6:56pm
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I did a set of antlers this afternoon.  This stuff should come with a warning about the reaction mothers have when it is applied to a six year old.... Undecided

Antlers came up good, Flynny not so much, hairy is in the dog box again... Grin
  

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Reply #33 - Feb 12th, 2015 at 12:18pm
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hairy wrote on Feb 11th, 2015 at 6:56pm:
I did a set of antlers this afternoon.  This stuff should come with a warning about the reaction mothers have when it is applied to a six year old.... Undecided

Antlers came up good, Flynny not so much, hairy is in the dog box again... Grin



Hahaha! It wears off eventually  Grin
  
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Reply #34 - Feb 12th, 2015 at 6:56pm
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hairy wrote on Feb 11th, 2015 at 6:56pm:
I did a set of antlers this afternoon.  This stuff should come with a warning about the reaction mothers have when it is applied to a six year old.... Undecided

Antlers came up good, Flynny not so much, hairy is in the dog box again... Grin


Grin Grin bugger!
  
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Reply #35 - May 10th, 2015 at 4:04pm
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Ok so i've had a bit of a mere with this last set i've got on the go.
I was given the head in a fairly bad state,with alot of skin strands still left on the beams and in between pearling.
I thought i would use some hydrochloric acid to help remove the skin.This work great ,with the help of a wire brush it came off sweet.So after a hose of and drying i got to work on the staining.

Patches of the antler where the acid didn't come off properly have come up in an orangey tinge ,i'm guessing cos the stain couldn't penetrate properly.This has left a very patchy looking set of antlers and I am totally annoyed with myself. Angry

Im wondering if anyone has experience with using acid to remove the stain?I know it works to a point but don't wanna just go ahead and do it in case i ruin it beyond repair.
My idea would be to try and get as much off as possible and give it one hell of a clean and start the process again.

Would be keen to hear any thoughts/advice on this.

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Reply #36 - May 12th, 2015 at 11:37pm
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I'd try water blasting it first before I used acid on them
  

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Reply #37 - May 13th, 2015 at 11:04pm
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Yea thats what i have done in the past but dog had chewwed hose on mates water blaster so i was feeling drastic.

It seems to have come up well now,just had to keep at it Wink
  
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Re: Colouring antler
Reply #38 - May 22nd, 2015 at 1:54pm
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A southern Ruahine red that I cleaned up for my old man using this method a while back. Shot in early Feb I think, velvet dried on and was pretty hard to get off.

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Reply #39 - May 24th, 2015 at 7:23am
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came up well Cool
  
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