how too bleach a buff skull has been sundried ? thanks

Submitted by frank.l on 01/29/2003. ( ) 24.237.122.203

i have a sundried skull i want to work with but it still needs final prep need to know the proper way to use bleach or other product for whittening?thanks

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Use Peroxide

This response submitted by Wolfwoman on 01/29/2003. ( thepredator@gci.net ) 12.12.200.15

If the horn caps are still on you'll either need to keep them out of the peroxide or remove them completely to let it soak.


Peroxide

This response submitted by Steve on 01/29/2003. ( moacustomskulls@direcway.com ) 66.82.9.31

First remove the horn sheaths. To do this you can submerge the skull in water in a warm emviroment until they become loose & come off. Degrease in acetone in a sealed container ( be careful of fire). Then submerge completely in 35% peroxide or 40 volume peroxide from a beauty supply store for up to 48hrs. It's expensive to buy enough acetone to cover a buff skull, but if you do not degrease it will bleed back thru. If you don't use acetone to degrease before placing in the peroxide you will have a mountain of foam. You can put the buff in boiling water for 3 to 5 mins which will kill bacteria & avoid this. Peroxide is expensive too, but the end result is worth it.
Steve


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