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Mountain Goat horns and peroxide

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by Rackmastr, May 8, 2015.

  1. Hey all,

    Quick question on a set of mountain goat horns attached to a skull (epoxied in place). Can a person submerge part of the horns in a peroxide to whiten, or will the horn deteriorate?

    I dont mind the color change and can touch them up easily (needed anyways) but I was more curious about deterioration.

    Any thoughts? If I dont do this I'll just run a cream with mag carb instead and avoid the horns.

  2. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    I have no experience with them but if the horns are a hair horn like buffalo or pronghorn I would not.

  3. Thanks. They grow annuli like a sheep would, but I think I'll play it safe regardless. Did make me wonder how they would handle it.
  4. You're probably better off using a peroxide paste that you can paint on and just mask off to avoid getting any on the horns.