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boiling skull in peroxide/water

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by jbtaxidermy, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. jbtaxidermy

    jbtaxidermy New Member

    saw a video where a guy after cleaning a skull mixed water and peroxide and light boiled the skull again to get it really white.
    was curious what you guys think or have done this yourself? does this help the peroxide get in the skull better?
    i like the idea because i have the best luck whitening with heat or a really bright sun involved.
    Just wasn't sure if this was super dangerous

  2. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Active Member

    Not dangerous but horribly wasteful. boil your peroxide and you throw it away. It is not good for repeated use as you have just destroyed it. You have the best luck with whitening with applied heat because that is the right way to do it. Paste up your skull, wrap it with plastic wrap and get it under a heat lamp. I do this with large skulls I can not submerge completely. I prefer to immerse the skull in straight peroxide for a day. Whitens inside and out as well as dissolves any hidden bits missed from cleaning. 5 gallon bucket of peroxide lasts for months. Boil any quantity of it and just toss it out at the end because you just broke it down into water and oxygen.

  3. jbtaxidermy

    jbtaxidermy New Member

    Thanks for the reply
    That makes sense, just had to ask
    I degrease with dawn and light boil my skulls after cleaning to pull the grease out and then soak the skull overnight in 40% peroxide, next day I pull it out place infront of a heat soarce

    Works for me, and if there is still grease I’ll lightly boil it again in dawn soap