264Re: skull cleaning
- Dec 3, 2006Perhaps a coating of polyuerethane would restore the gloss as well as
protecting the bone. I rather like the stained look though, as it
gives an 'old' quality to the skull.
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> you could bury it to clean it but it stains the skull a bit. boiling
> it in a large pot over a few hours will remove flesh but antlered
> skulls could be tricky. i left a sheep skull outside until it was well
> rotted-down. hosed it then soaked it in petrol for a fortnight to
> degrease it. much cheaper than taxidermy supplies degreaseants and
> just as effective. then a few days soaking in a mild bleach solution
> left it white. it took the shiny finish off the skull though and left
> it matt-looking. peroxide might be better and you can get big bottles
> of it cheap from chemists.
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