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    Oaknut, thank you for your suggestion. The only problem I see in boiling the skull for long time in peroxide is how to protect the antlers. Any suggestion on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkD View Post
    Unfortunately, 40 Volume peroxide cream didn't work for me.
    Unfortunately, I did follow wrong advise from the Net that you can just bury the whole head into the ground, even without removing any tissue etc, and mother nature will do all the job. Yes, the job was done, the skull came out almost without anything on it, however it was badly brown in color. What you can see on the picture is the skull AFTER TWO treatments with 40 Volume cream.
    Any suggestion how I would restore the skull color?
    Thanks.
    I had a similar one a few years ago. Ultimately I ended up painting it with enamel paint. It turned out surprisingly well. I did several very light coats and when finished you had to look very hard to see it was painted. TC

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkD View Post
    So when you boil the skull with soda ash do you need to cover antlers or protect them otherwise from the action of soda ash? If soda ash comes with contact with antlers would they become bleached as from peroxide?
    Yes you need to protect the antlers

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkD View Post
    Unfortunately, 40 Volume peroxide cream didn't work for me.
    Unfortunately, I did follow wrong advise from the Net that you can just bury the whole head into the ground, even without removing any tissue etc, and mother nature will do all the job. Yes, the job was done, the skull came out almost without anything on it, however it was badly brown in color. What you can see on the picture is the skull AFTER TWO treatments with 40 Volume cream.
    Any suggestion how I would restore the skull color?
    Thanks.
    Let it sit in some clean water for a few days, it should help remove a lot of that dark stuff..... The thread below might be able to help in the future...

    https://www.oodmag.com/community/sho...-Mount-is-done
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkD View Post
    Unfortunately, 40 Volume peroxide cream didn't work for me.
    Unfortunately, I did follow wrong advise from the Net that you can just bury the whole head into the ground, even without removing any tissue etc, and mother nature will do all the job. Yes, the job was done, the skull came out almost without anything on it, however it was badly brown in color. What you can see on the picture is the skull AFTER TWO treatments with 40 Volume cream.
    Any suggestion how I would restore the skull color?
    Thanks.
    Get a slow cooker set it at 80/90 Celsius DO NOT BOILED skulls
    Put in 2 cap full soda ash with a 1/4 of bottles liquid dish soap
    For a few days, you may need to repeat the process

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    Maybe Iím doing it wrong but atm have 8 point and 7 point in same pot.




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    You should never lean the antler on the metal pot,the metal will transfer heat,and you may "burn"the antlers, they may even break.
    Put a stick across the antlers,tie it to the antlers, and let the stick sit/lean on the bucket.
    Also wrap tight the area of the antlers,sitting in the water, with rags,so to avoid discoloration.Same-fistfull rag on the nose,so the heat from the bottom of the pot does not disintegrate those nose bones.
    Last edited by gbk; December 7th, 2019 at 05:03 PM.

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    This good enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by js4fn View Post
    Maybe I’m doing it wrong but atm have 8 point and 7 point in same pot.



    Yup you are absolutely right
    the worst Way to clean skulls

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    [COLOR=#000000]This good enough



    Excellent
    Last edited by gbk; December 7th, 2019 at 05:06 PM.

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