I have a nephew checking deer in for me during the day, since I work as a welder on third shift. He decided to try and boil the skull caps I already cut off the other night. He boiled them in sal soda, and let it get onto the antler burs and about 2" up from them. they are now dark brown, almost black. What do I have to do to get them back to their original state? I usually use sal soda, but he didn't use the rack to hold them up so the antler burs dont get covered. All help is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Eric
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Chances are they are dark because of the grease that floats on the surface of the water. I would try scrubbing it with soapy water and see if that helps.
Cleaning the dark stains off with a pressure washer. Have to work at it a little though.
Partially submerge them in a sink of sodzy warm water made with Dawn, and scrub the darkened areas with a toothbrush size wire brush available at an hardware store.