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Bleaching Raccoons Cinnamon?

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by Kate Lacour, Jan 2, 2022.

  1. Kate Lacour

    Kate Lacour Member

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    I’m not crazy about raccoons, but I was gifted a bunch of em in OK condition, and it seems like a good opportunity to experiment.
    Based on my experience bleaching my own hair blonde, I was thinking it should be possible to make a regular raccoon look like a cinnamon coloration.
    Has anyone done this, and what product/process do you use? I’ve used fabric dye and hair dye for tinting fur before, was assuming at-home hair bleach kit, used before tanning.
    Thanks!
     
  2. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    I made a deer white once , it was mounted already, I took and mixed basic white with 20volume peroxide to a paste, then with rubber gloves I rubbed it all over and into the hair , then wrapped it in clear wrap for few hours , then unwrapped and let it dry till next day , brushed out . It was pretty white but I had to do it a second time . Then it was real white , I did a quick shampoo wash and rinse after , not letting the hide get to wet just the hair . Then I blew it out with pet dryer . I would think with a coon and the color your looking for you could do the same but at shorter times , you could probably just paste it without wrapping and let it dry and brush out . Once or twice shampoo and blow out after .But I’m sure once will give you that cinnamon look.
     

  3. Kate Lacour

    Kate Lacour Member

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    Wow, that’s impressive! Thanks for sharing your process. What’s the “basic white” you mixed with the 20 vol peroxide?
     
  4. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    It is a bleaching powder made to dye hair white , you can get it at like Sally’s hair supply or any beauty hair supply chain

    Im sure you could color the hide after tanning but before mounting, the longer it stays on the whiter it will get so just keep an eye on it
     
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  5. VoidCasserole

    VoidCasserole New Member

    I bleach my own hair white, so I have some amount experience in the area- the whitening ingredients tend to cancel the orange tones you might be looking for to make a cinnamon, maybe just regular hair bleach instead of something specifically for making white?
     
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  6. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    From experience the mixture of peroxide baking soda and dawn, used for getting the skunk smell out of a dog's fur will lighten black fur so I guess you could probably keep applying it u until you get the desired look.
     
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