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#1569300 - 10/21/09 11:06 PM Re: do it yourself European mount info [Re: JA1234]
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Where's the best place to get the peroxide?

Also, would it work just as well to wrap the skull in rags/paper towels saturated with the peroxide, rather than soaking it?

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#1572881 - 10/23/09 03:42 PM Re: do it yourself European mount info [Re: pass-thru]
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The very best thing to do is go to a sallys beauty supply near you..Google it for locations. You can buy volume 40 there. They also sale a product to mixe with it called basic white. wear gloves using vol40.. burn your skin. anyhow you mix it to a mayo thickness and brush it on. then slip skull into a garbage bag and close it up with the antlers burs on the outside of the bag, This will keep the mix from drying out on you and allowing it to do its job. If you have degreased and cleaned your skull like you should have this will give great results. and is cheaper then soaking or paper towel or bath rags...trust me...been doing skulls for a long time.... regardless of the best cleaning methods this is the best whiting method. IMO only and that of several well qualified taxidermist on taxinet. one guy wraps his in clear plastic after brushing it on and puts in under a heat source...I haven't seen the need to risk catching the plastic on fire. Good luck..
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#1572896 - 10/23/09 03:46 PM Re: do it yourself European mount info [Re: JA1234]
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it doesn't take much doing it that way..out of 1-2 bottles Depending on size I get of peroxide and one tub of basic white I get 3 -5 skulls. sometimes I over mix when doing one or two skulls at a time..That is why I like to do 5 at a time
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#1573561 - 10/23/09 10:34 PM Re: do it yourself European mount info [Re: JA1234]
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Thanks for the info....just got the skull boiled out and almost got evicted in the process.
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#1573837 - 10/24/09 09:46 AM Re: do it yourself European mount info [Re: pass-thru]
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Should have added you need to keep the skull wet prior to putting the mix on it...if left out to dry then the mix put on some dont do as well.


And yeah they can smell a little simmering the meat off. Not as bad as masacrateing(sp) try that next time.

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#1579259 - 10/26/09 11:00 PM Re: do it yourself European mount info [Re: plinker22]
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 Originally Posted By: plinker22
Boiling Question: Do I need to remove the eyes and the brain before boiling?


More like a simmer question, yes, remove as much of the meat as possible before putting in the pot, eyes, brain, tongue, etc. Less material for the mixture to penetrate and faster pot time.
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#1579260 - 10/26/09 11:01 PM Re: do it yourself European mount info [Re: pass-thru]
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 Originally Posted By: pass-thru
Thanks for the info....just got the skull boiled out and almost got evicted in the process.


And definately do it outside. I use the side burner on my grill.

Coyote skull I did last year.

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#1583646 - 10/28/09 11:09 PM Re: do it yourself European mount info [Re: Tnyoteboy]
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I used your method Joey to whiten and it turned out great, thanks for the tip. That was probably the smoothest step. First time I've done one of these and I learned a lot, I'm sure next time will be much easier.

I decided I wanted to keep the natural color of the teeth, so I covered them with foil during the whitening. That worked pretty well.

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#1607559 - 11/09/09 09:31 PM Re: do it yourself European mount info [Re: wyo-transplant]
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Done some myself...takes about half a day..take everything you can off the skull first..skin..meat..ect..ect. best thing is have a big stainless steel pan..and propane stove anything.that you can use to boil the heads..warning...best not do it on the wife's stove inside..outside is best because it WILL STINK!! but..I give the head a decent 2 or 3 hour boil...then I start extra cleaning of the skull..avoid anything wire type brush or brillo pad..scars the skull..just have to be patient and keep cleaning..be sure to remove as much brain as possible..ice pic does the trick pretty well..jab here and there and the brain begins to fall out in pieces..once you have almost everything fairly clean..here is the trick..wrap the base of the horns in aluminum foil...add a bottle of hydrogen peroxide and boil for about two hours..I promise it will turn the skull from a dull yellow to a bright white..hence the reason for the foil wrap to the base of the antlers...Let the skull air dry for 30 minutes or so...I use a clear paint spray..a water proof clear type sheen finish..now..here is what i do to give the antlers a dark wet look..this is a personal choice..but looks real good against the white skull...dark wood scratch remover will bring out every little crevice and detail of that rack..just polish the rack with it.DO NOT GET THAT ON THE SKULL!! and let dry..add a touch of the clear paint spray and believe me you have a skull that shines bright white and antlers that look wet like if the deer was standing in the rain...with a nice finish.This is just something that I messed with over the years and I have skulls that look better than alot I've seen a taxidermist do.
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#1664464 - 12/10/09 04:46 AM Re: do it yourself European mount info [Re: wyo-transplant]
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