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Old 10-08-2013, 04:51 PM   #1
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Question Think I soaked my Europeans too long. Suggestions :)

Bleach or what. Here are couple pics?

I have done many that look as good as any - just forgot about these
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:54 PM   #2
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:54 PM   #3
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Peroxide
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:54 PM   #4
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Freakin ram horns are mush like playdough and falling all apart
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:56 PM   #5
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I'm thinking sun and bleach and then ill put secrete sauce on em once half way white again. May have to scrub with brush.

Ram horns may be toast. They are so soft you can't touch em
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:56 PM   #6
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No Bleach!! Bleach will break down the bones.
Get some Peroxide from a beauty supply place.
You may have to stain the horns and antlers though.
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:58 PM   #7
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I have peroxide stuff. Just thought they need to be halfway white instead of green black to start with.

I have the staining down pretty good
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:04 PM   #8
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I personally thought the green black was a new way to do it.
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:09 PM   #9
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IMO they might be just too much damage done. Might want to think about letting them dry out for a period of time then send them in to get dipped?
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:21 PM   #10
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Ram horns need to be pulled off after 2 or 3 days of letting the skull rot in a trash bag. Its nasty but will preserve the horns. Learned that from texas taxi a few years ago on a blackbuck. He gave me the advice
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:26 PM   #11
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Not sure how to fix it but don't use bleach like stated above. I did it once about 5 years ago and pieces of the skull are flaking off even after I painted and clear coated it. It's actually the pig in my avatar.
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:27 PM   #12
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Whatever you do I would not use bleach, as mentioned above it will breakdown the bone/skull and it will become brittle.

I know this because one of my best bucks fell victim to this.
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:29 PM   #13
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Why are they black and green? I have never seen a euro come out like that.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:00 PM   #14
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Wow! Peroxide will clean up the bones, but the horns may need some love.

Let the ram horns dry out then do a plaster mold of them and glue back to the skull
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:06 PM   #15
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I think at this point JT it would be easiest to paint em white!
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:07 PM   #16
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Use warm water and dawn dish soap (non bleach) and change out water everyday. They will clean up but it will take some time.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:21 PM   #17
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Flat, antique white spray paint.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:30 PM   #18
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is that after a good hosing down, looked like that but they hosed off well then after soaking in dawn they were good to go. seemed to be algae bloom.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:41 PM   #19
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Scrub them good with warm water and dawn dish washing soap. Whiten as usual. After they're good and dry if they need to be more white go to the dollar store and get some of their cheap, flat white spray paint. Antlers will need to be stained. Let the sheep horns dry but not in the sun, then you'll have to take them to someone for repair.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:47 PM   #20
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Paint them or dip them.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:51 PM   #21
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The ram horns are done. Chunk them. As far as the skulls go I would chunk them also. Or pressure wash and throw them in the flower bed for decore. They will whiten a little.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:56 PM   #22
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Thanks. Ram is no big deal.

Spike is my dads first bow kill at age 72( last yr )
Ill work on it. Hog has huge tusk that are still good at least
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:49 PM   #23
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Peroxide
yup.
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:12 PM   #24
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Sand paper and white spray paint.
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