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Whitening deer skull, but not the antlers

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by JesseB, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. JesseB

    JesseB Member

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    I have a white talk skull that is cleaned and degreased and all that is left is to whiten the skull. I am going to use peroxide to whiten, but I don't want the peroxide to take the color out of the base of the antlers. Is it possible not to whiten the base of the antlers in the process??

    Jesse
     

  2. RDH

    RDH New Member

    Just keep the liquid level below the antler base and then set a paper towel around the areas that didn't get covered and it will soak up the peroxide. make sure to keep the paper towel wet w/ peroxide.
     
  3. +1 with RDH, thats what i do is the towel trick. if it does get the back of the base a little white, use a brown marker or stain to fix it.
     
  4. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Yep. Or make up the paste with peroxide and Basic White and slather it everywhere right up to the antler bases. I do prefer submerging skulls in peroxide if I can though.