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  • #508368
    Betrluk1
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    I have a mother unicorn whose horn had broken off. Susie was kind enough to send me a replacement horn however i have a small dilemma. The original horns base is still logged in the hole and i have no idea how to get it out so that i can insert the new horn. Any suggestions? In the photo you can see the remaining part from the old horn.

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    #938247
    etruscan
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    Talk to 96037. She has experience with this problem.

    #938257
    dragonmedley
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    You can start with a few drops of acetone right into the hole to start dissolving the glue, then see if the metal part can be wiggled out.

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    Talk to 96037. She has experience with this problem.

    Thanks Etruscan!

    Basically what dragonmedly said. I usually use sharp pick tools like those for clay sculpting, and very carefully scrape away the epoxy around the horn stub. Every once in a while I wiggle the horn and check the movement. Be careful with the acetone though, I believe it can eat the gypsum if too much is in there. If your not using the old horn, since susie sent you a new one, if you would like to send the old one to me, my neighbor and I can make a new tang for the broken one. We found a way to drill into the base carefully them and set a new tang/core in them.

    If there is anything I can help you with feel free to pm, ill see if I can find the pics from the last unicorn I fixed.

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    #939207
    Christine
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    I just recently had to extract the absolute WORST horn embedding I’ve ever done. I made my own tool that proved to be very effective! I took a short sewing needle and wedged it into the base of a hobby knife instead of a blade. That way I could screw the needle in nice and tight to make a very precise and sharp digging tool. It gave a fantastic amount of leverage from the handle and I could efficiently dig out the glue/horn stub with the needle tip. Since the needle is so small it left no damage to the surrounding area. With a lot of patience I was able to dig/loosen the horn stub and remove it. I am definitely keeping that tool for repairs like this in the future. Hope this helps. 🙂

    #1567689
    Pegasi1978
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    I’m glad for this thread…though I hate the reason why. Lyrebird’s horn broke in the move.

    #1567725
    Kim
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    Ooh this info will help me too as I need to replace an old black young uni’s horn. I have a replacement but didn’t know how to get the old one out.

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    #1584851
    drag0nfeathers
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    I’ll be extracting the horns from a Sun Dragon and a Grand Uni shortly. Maybe I ought to take pictures and make a new little tutorial.

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    #1584859
    Natasha
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    Fun! I look forward to seeing his progress, poor baby!

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    #1584868
    Melody
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    I’ll be extracting the horns from a Sun Dragon and a Grand Uni shortly. Maybe I ought to take pictures and make a new little tutorial.

    Do a tutorial video!

    #1584915
    Kim
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    Yes that would be helpful! I still haven’t replaced the horn on my young!

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    #1585070
    drag0nfeathers
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    Hmmm… that could be interesting.

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    #1585079
    Lisa Z
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    Facebook lets you livestream videos, and they should be automatically saved to your timeline for later viewing.

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    #1585191
    drag0nfeathers
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    Thanks for that Lisa, I’ll probably go that route if I can. Maybe I can stream some repairs too.

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