Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
shaunlenway

Skull whitening

Recommended Posts

I'm working on finishing up my skull mount and would like the skull to be a little more white. What should I do? Bleach? Peroxide? Boil it?

Thanks

IMG_0685.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You gotta degrease it first. Soak it in Dawn dish soap and ammonia and water. Put in an aquarium heater to keep it at about 90 degrees for a few days. Repeat until you get all the grease outta the skull then soak it for a few days in 3% peroxide. Let sit in sun.

Or you could just send it to Cory at Lucky Seven Skullworks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know much about skulls but I do know that if you overdo the bleach it eats away the smaller bones. I'm sure you'll get more good info like the above post soon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like you've done a great job so far. Nice looking skull.

The thing that I've found to work the best, is making a paste from Basic White and 40 volume peroxide. Both can be found at a Beauty supply store that sells hair products. Mix it together until it's the consistency of toothpaste. Brush it all over the skull, but keep it off the antlers.

If possible, let it sit in the sun for a couple days, or until it's as white as you want.

Rinse any extra paste off and let it dry completely.

It's a good idea to seal it then. Just brush on white elmers glue and let that dry. That should do it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • It’s amazing to me to look back already and realize 1.5 days around C season time  will be the story of my entire archery season this year.  Just too much other stuff going on AGAIN this spring to make an honest season out of it.   Full on fishing during any spare moments now.   Good luck out there!
    • Here are two more for you leech, but this time the holes were in some red pines up the Echo Trail.
    • No, no it looks like it was carved.  
    • I'm going to give it one last hoorah tomorrow morning. Going to be a quick effort before work but I've got a couple toms patterned pretty well. 
    • Have 2 pair of Costa sunglasses and cases for sale. Very good condition. $80 a pair FIRM!!! Only selling because I bought new prescription Costas. Live near Elk River. 
    • Cool, but that Goldeneye looks a little stuffed stiff. 
    • Here are a couple of pics of ducks nesting in tree cavities. We have a goldeneye and a hooded merganser. 
    • Spring is exploding right into summer across Wisconsin. You would never know that just three weeks ago the Northwoods was covered with ice and snow. Memorial Day weekend kicks of the unofficial start to summer and many of the reservable campsite at state parks and forests are booked. The best remaining camping opportunities can be found in the non-reservable campsites in northern state forests. The lower Wisconsin River continues to run high, but there were signs of sandbars beginning to emerge in some areas as water slowly drops.Universe in the Park astonomy program begins this weekend with program at Blue Mound and Kohler-Andrae state parks.Photo credit: UW-Madison Dept. of AstronomyFields and forests have greened up, and regular rains have kept fire danger low to moderate across most of the state with just a few areas still in high fire danger. Through the spring fire season 639 wildfires burned 1,800 acres; 53 structures were destroyed and another 441 were threatened, but saved.Wisconsin's northern zone musky season opens this Saturday and spring fish assessments are showing they won't be disappointed with what they find, with many fish over 40 inches netted and released. .
    • P. S. Seasoning has a Memorial Say sale of 20% off everything plus free shipping on orders over $30.