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Re: cleaning deer antler and old bottle crud

Posted By: Jim Schooley <jschooleyfamily@earthlink.net> (pmspen1-147.rconnect.com)
Date: 7/7/2 10:29

In Response To: Re: cleaning deer antler and old bottle crud (Jim Cole)

If the antlers have turned gray from natural elements I would burnish them with a 3M cleaning pad. Next burnish with a coarse rag such as burlap, then wax them. I use fine sand and water to clean out dirty bottles, just put your thumb over the mouth, having filled the bottle 25% full of a 50/50 mixture, and shake. Dump out and repeat with some dish soap added, rinse and if dirt remains soak with some laundry bleach inside. If you get a bottle that just won't come clean you have nothing to loose so put a dozen or so drops of lacquer into a table spoon of lacquer thinner (clear nail polish works too) and roll this around till you get a wetted look on the inside. Turn upside down to air and that should look excelent. Let me know if this helps, Jim.

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