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Using Peroxide On A Bleached Skull?

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by BlackHat7, Apr 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM.

  1. BlackHat7

    BlackHat7 Member

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    I have a genet skull that seems to have been whitened using bleach, but it is far from white. What would happen if I were to put it in 3% peroxide to whiten it more? Would the bleach that might still be inside the skull react with the peroxide and harm the skull? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    It won't hurt to try. If they used chlorine then they probably boiled it clean as well. The color you see is probably grease boiled into the bone. The worse problem is that the chlorine will continue to eat at the bone and it will start turning to dust. If you notice that happening you can soak it in a solution of paraloid B72 and it will stabilize the bone and stop it from crumbling.