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#3040714 - 11/19/12 03:39 PM Skull Mount
Rocky Top
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Going to do a skull mount this weekend using the boiling method and high strength peroxide stuff from the cosmetology section. Any suggestions or tips?
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#3040717 - 11/19/12 03:40 PM Re: Skull Mount [Re: Rocky Top]
BigD_625
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Registered: 09/30/09
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Yeah, put up pics. ;\)
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#3040758 - 11/19/12 04:16 PM Re: Skull Mount [Re: ]
TNDeerGuy
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Get as much of the meat off prior to boiling as possible. Don't boil the water....get it to the point that it almost wants to boil. When boiling get a big bottle of dawn and pour half the dawn into the water. Take skull out after 3 hours or so and blast cooked meat and membrane off with a pressure washer—use the low power nozzle. Throw water out and add clean water and the remaining bit of Dawn and resubmerge the skull for a little longer and then hit it again with a pressure washer—make sure you "blow out" the nasal cavity. The Dawn helps to pull the grease out of the meat and will help degrease the skull. Let dry in the sun for a couple of days and then "paint" the mix/peroxide on the skull and rinse off.

One more thing....boil this outside with a coleman stove, unless your single and don't care, because if your married you won't be for long if you boil it inside and stinks up her house with the smell this is going to produce! \:\)
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#3040767 - 11/19/12 04:24 PM Re: Skull Mount [Re: TNDeerGuy]
sure shot
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what he said dont do it indoors !! and i suggest you get a wire coat hanger scramble the brain cavity and flush out before hand you start the simmer process.........good luck !!
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#3040854 - 11/19/12 05:39 PM Re: Skull Mount [Re: sure shot]
Dale817
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Make sure you boil it outside the smell is aweful, add some sodium carbonate to the water it will cut the boiling process down to about an hour.you can find it at Home Depot in the pool & hottub section,good luck
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#3041867 - 11/20/12 09:53 AM Re: Skull Mount [Re: Dale817]
Rocky Top
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Thanks, I will post pics of the process, planning on this weekend. Going to use my shrimp boil/turkey frier pot outside. Thanks for all the advice.
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#3041876 - 11/20/12 09:57 AM Re: Skull Mount [Re: Rocky Top]
Mike Belt
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Just in case you've never done this before make sure you keep from the antler burr up the antlers out of the boiling water. The boiling and grease in the water will discolor any portion of the antler left in the water.
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#3041992 - 11/20/12 11:01 AM Re: Skull Mount [Re: Mike Belt]
REM7
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Wrapped antlers in foil to help protect them
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#3049443 - 11/26/12 10:24 AM Re: Skull Mount [Re: REM7]
Rocky Top
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I boiled the head over the weekend, it was easier in some areas than I expected but more difficult in others. I ended up boiling it for 5 hours and it came alot cleaner that i expected actually. The skinning part was harder than I expected but I did not allow it to thaw fully before I started so alot of that was my fault. I was planning on using the 40% peroxide over the weekend but i have ran into trouble getting that. I figured I could just pick some up anywhere but it seems a licensed cosmotologist has to buy it so I have my wife working her friends now. I should be done with it this week or next and I will get some pics on here, got some pretty cool ideas for the plaque board.
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#3049458 - 11/26/12 10:31 AM Re: Skull Mount [Re: Rocky Top]
catman529
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A beauty supply shop will have it, I got my peroxide for a couple bucks
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