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Christopher Quast

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Does anyone have any good tips for getting them cleaned out good and also getting them nice and white and when your done with that is there a sealer you can put on them?

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First I skin them and cut as much as the meat off as I can. Then I boil the skull for about 20 minutes take it out and cut more off then put back in the boiling water for 20 more minutes and cut more meat. Keep doing this until meat is gone. Make sure to clean out up the nose with a long knife. There might be a little meat left on the skull that is ok. Get 7 or 8 bottles of peroxide and a bowl or pan thats not to deep, beacause you dont want the rack to get to much peroxide on it. Add water to the peroxde if its not to the top of the skull and let set for two or three days. I spray mine with any clear coat. I have done 9 deer and 4 coyotes this way. Its a lot of work but it looks good when its done.

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Cabelas sells a kit that you might want to take a look at. The kit contains everything you will need. It is basically the same stuff I use in my shop.

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I did 2 last fall and I have a great tip for you. I saw an add at Menards last for for a Turkey Frier and they were 25 bucks for the burner and the pot. I use that to do my boiling works great for keeping a even heat and I can do it outside so I don't stink up the place. After I get it done I let it dry for 2-3 days and then like the guy before me said Cabela's has a kit that you can get that has the board behind it and the hardware for bleeching it. I do some with the board and some without so I just buy the kit then I use the left overs to do up extras. Another way you can do it is by burrying it and let worms and maggots do the work.

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One of the guys at our shack made what he calls a bug box. It is a alluminum box with small holes in it. He removes the hide from the skin and places the skull in the box. He leaves it in there for the whole summer in the woods. I guess their is dung beetles in the woods that will eat away at brain matter and everything else. He has done it on many skulls and it works great. It just requires mild cleanup and bleaching the skull when done. Just thought I would throw that idea out the there.

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i used elmer's glue and a little water to seal mine up. i got the kit from cablea's, tuned out nice. boil & pick several times

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