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Author Topic: Shellac antlers?  (Read 2014 times)

Offline staywarmguy

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Shellac antlers?
« on: October 01, 2014, 02:54:15 PM »
I've seen some deer mounts where the antlers look like they have a sheen on them. Does anyone put any kind of finish on their deer antlers to keep them looking good through the years?
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Offline buckone1

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Re: Shellac antlers?
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2014, 03:12:54 PM »
A clear sealer keeps them looking nice. I have done it for years.
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Offline GOLEE

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Re: Shellac antlers?
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2014, 03:21:03 PM »
I have mounted several of the antler mounts that you apply to a store bought kit. I lightly sand the antlers to rid any dirt, or other, and I use Old English furniture polish. It really pulls the color out in the antlers, and polish them with a dust rag. My son wanted to mount all his deer growing up, so this was what we did. It works great.
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Offline gander

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Re: Shellac antlers?
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2014, 08:02:58 PM »
my ex father in law used to put varnish or shellac of some kind on his...they turned yellowish  not very nice at all....the clearcoat sounds better

Offline MichiganLouie

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Re: Shellac antlers?
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2014, 10:08:47 PM »
I put some kind of clearcoat on only one of my mounted antlers.  It was probably a Minwax product.  Hasn't yellowed.
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Re: Shellac antlers?
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2014, 08:09:47 AM »
On shoulder mounts my taxidermist doesn't even clean the antlers unless there is blood on them.  He makes every effort to make it look as natural as possible.  But IMO if it is only the antlers being mounted I think they look nice cleaned up with some clear coat on them.
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Offline dave 1211

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Re: Shellac antlers?
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2014, 09:16:00 PM »
mine still have some bark on them from when I shot them
turkey season was a wet one now on to deer hunting in October





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Offline bberger

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Re: Shellac antlers?
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2014, 12:40:40 PM »
We varnish our racks on the euro mounts that my father in law does.  Look good and no yellowing, depends on what you use.
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