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Discussion in 'Beginners' started by DrewZ, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. DrewZ

    DrewZ New Member

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    I have soaked the elk skull in vol. 20 hydrogen peroxide for 3 days and between the antlers and a few other spots, isn't white can i soak it in laquer thinner then peroxide or will I mess it up? Thanks for any info.
     
  2. Roger Ralph

    Roger Ralph Member

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    Did you degrease it? Could be grease spots.
     

  3. DrewZ

    DrewZ New Member

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    When I "boiled" it, i used Dawn dish soap.
    Should I reboil it and start over?
     
  4. blacktailfever

    blacktailfever New Member

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    you boiled it in soap water? never heard of that. when i do a skull i simmer with baking soda til all the meat and brains are out of it. then soak it in dawn dish soap for 2 weeks at room temp. to degrease it. then soak in 30 by volume hydrogen peroxide for another 2 weeks at room temp. this is just the way i do it and it has worked great for me. for bears i'll go up to a month of degreasing. hope this helps
     
  5. DrewZ

    DrewZ New Member

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    Yes, I let it simmer about 150-180 degrees with dish soap until it was clean, from what I read that is suppose to degrease the skull.
     
  6. I have used dish soap also seems to work for me. After degreasing I apply 50 volume bleach from a hair dresser. Put in a bag for three days. Take out wash and let dry Turns out great