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Staining antlers with coffee
May 9th, 2016 at 2:50am
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I have a few nice shed (cast) antlers that are bleached by the sun, and wanted to put some colour back on them. I seen a youtube video that just used coffee. Well it works great!
  
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Re: Staining antlers with coffee
Reply #1 - May 9th, 2016 at 5:52am
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Look great, we use potassium permanganate which also does a brilliant job.
  
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Re: Staining antlers with coffee
Reply #2 - May 12th, 2016 at 4:38am
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Coffee would work well on high country fallow bucks down here that need a bit of colour, as Potassium permanganate is hard to get the coloring right sometimes. Thanks
  
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Re: Staining antlers with coffee
Reply #3 - May 18th, 2016 at 8:35pm
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The test will be if the coffee stain fades.  Potassium permangenate doesn't.
  

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Re: Staining antlers with coffee
Reply #4 - May 21st, 2016 at 4:22am
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I used coffee on a pick-up chital head . It was ok , but I wouldnt do it that way again should the opportunity arise
  

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Reply #5 - May 23rd, 2016 at 12:20am
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ive used wattyl wood gel with good results
  
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Re: Staining antlers with coffee
Reply #6 - May 25th, 2016 at 6:49am
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That's very cool.  I have a similar mule deer shed that I need to stain, thanks for the tip!
  
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Re: Staining antlers with coffee
Reply #7 - Dec 10th, 2016 at 5:37pm
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good work Smiley
  
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