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    Default Frederick Reynolds wearing home dyed honey horn scales

    I have used hair dye in the past to restore original scales with good success. This is my first attempt on new honey horn scales. On original scales 1 hour is enough to get a nice deep colors. 2 hours lightly etched the scales so that was too long. On new horn after 1 hour I washed off just a small section of the dye and found almost no color. I reapplied to that area and let it set another hour. Washing off the dye after the second hour I found even color but transparent. I mixed more dye and applied and let set for 3 hours more. So a total of 5 hours. The color was dark and smooth with no etching. The scales were finish polished before application of the dye. After rinsing in water and drying the scales they received a coat of Renaissance Wax.
    I wonder if the old masters used some process to prepare the scales for the dye to improve penetration. Perhaps the dyes they used were just more caustic.
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    Nice work!

    I remember Neil Miller describing the process by which they dyed horn back when.
    I forget the details, but it was a nasty, hazardous procedure.

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    Wow. Those are beautiful scales.
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    Super cool results on those scales sir! Thanks for sharing the process.
    The rest, as always, impeccably cleaned up.
    Nice job..
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    I am impressed. The blade is you usual very nice work, and the scales are over the top
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    Amazing as usual. Your a master!
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    Great job, now that is a nice result! Blade and scales beautiful together.
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    Lovely work as always
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    Very nice tortoisy looks! Horn and hair are both made of keratin.
    So you may want to speak to a hairdresser and ask how hair is prepared before dying.
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    Amazingly awesome job there, as usual.
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