Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 12 of 12
Like Tree30Likes

Thread: Stained Horn Scales

  1. #11
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2022
    Thanked: 0


    Will epoxy pick up the dye? I used JB weld clear.

  2. #12
    Senior Member blabbermouth outback's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Akron, Ohio
    Thanked: 4237


    Not sure about JB weld, never used it.

    It doesn't take it as well as horn, itself. I found that a bit of touching up the inside of the scales with black paint, made a darker appearance.

    Name:  KIMG6539.jpg
Views: 13
Size:  35.8 KB
    Name:  KIMG6538.jpg
Views: 13
Size:  41.1 KB

    Then the wedge took care of the rest.
    Name:  KIMG6550.jpg
Views: 14
Size:  47.0 KB

    I would recommend a heavier amount of dye to be used on the epoxy. I went fairly light, and tried it twice, before settling on using the paint on the inside of the scales.

    Can't really screw it up. Just start over again, if ya don't like it. That's how I learned.!

    But I'm more than happy to help ya along, though it takes a bit of technique, learning to blend and hide repairs. Honey horn is by far the hardest, because of its transparency.

    If their in real bad shape, I'll sand them real good, make repairs with epoxy and powdered lump charcoal, bog oak, or burnt, wooden match sticks. Anything black, to use as a filler for the epoxy. Then dye them in black hair dye.

    Name:  KIMG3257.jpg
Views: 13
Size:  57.1 KB
    Name:  Effect_20180330_185521.jpg
Views: 15
Size:  31.6 KB
    Name:  KIMG3275.jpg
Views: 12
Size:  50.4 KB
    Name:  KIMG3278.jpg
Views: 13
Size:  43.4 KB

    Getting the shine back, is the use of CA as a clear coat that will polish to a high shine, something epoxy won't do.

    Knowing a bit about finishing auto and boat repairs, is a plus for me in this aspect. So it does take some practice to blend repairs so their not easily spotted, or stick out like a sore thumb.
    Last edited by outback; 11-24-2022 at 04:51 AM.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts