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Theotherpikecounty
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pike county
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Bleaching agent on euro mounts
How long do you guys leave the bleaching compund on your euro mounts? I did 5 this year and 1 isnt white as I would like. Give me some advice. I purchased the bleaching compound from Sally’s Beauty supply to put on this one.


GCTigahs
Member since Oct 2014
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re: Bleaching agent on euro mounts
I had a buddy do one this year. He wrapped the horns in tinfoil and sprayed the skull with hydrogen peroxide periodically throughout the day. He kept the skull outside and let the sun bleach it out. The skull is definitely whiter than others we've had done "professionally" although I don't know what was used to whiten the others. I also don't know if this skull he did will yellow as it ages or stay a brilliant white like it is today.


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The Torch
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Member since Aug 2014
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re: Bleaching agent on euro mounts
I've got a question : Do you boil these in your cooking pot them later cook shrimp/crawfish in it ?

I'm scared I'm going to ruin my pot

Got one hanging on the fence I need to boil


bootlegger
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Raz4back
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Member since Mar 2011
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re: Bleaching agent on euro mounts
I use Volume 40 creme mixed with basic white powder from a beauty supply store. Mix it into a paste and leave it on for 24 hours. Occasionally I’ve had to do a second application
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Manatee
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Mandeville
Member since Oct 2011
270 posts

re: Bleaching agent on euro mounts
Go to white bone reflections on YouTube, guy has the best technique. Don’t have to pressure wash and get results, take your time and bleach with that 40% by volume bleach from salon wholesaler. Only need 10 min in that stuff,also wrap antler bases in shrink wrap.


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10MTNTiger
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Banks of the Guadalupe
Member since Sep 2012
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re: Bleaching agent on euro mounts
I did my first one this year and it turned out great. I'd post pics if I could figure out how to get them on here.

If I can do a euro mount that turns out well, then anyone can. Here are the tips that I thought were most helpful.

1. Get a cheap pot to boil in. My wife picked up a $20 pot somewhere on sale, nothing fancy but worked perfectly and it is now my Euro pot.

2. Use a whole bottle of dawn dishwashing soap in the first two soaks, both just under boiling and lasting about 30 minutes each. Pull out and scrape.

3. Once the majority of your meat is off use a couple of scoops of Oxyclean detergent. Make sure to tape or tin foil the bases of your horns. The Oxyclean will add a light bleach to your skull. The big thing is that is melts the meat off which was great, turns it into jelly for a lack of a better description. Careful not to overflow with the Oxyclean, because it will bubble like crazy and turn everything chalky white when it dries.

4. The brain and the sinus cavities are the only really difficult parts. I kept it in the Oxyclean cooking and used a coat hanger/screwdriver to clean out. Really was easier than I expected.

5. I pulled it out and hosed it down. Set it up in front of my space heater in the garage. Then I used Clairol Creme #40 (I think it was around $20). Get a small paintbrush and coat the skull, every nook and cranny. Once you have it on set up in front of the space heater and leave it for an hour or so, come back and rotate it. Apply 2 or 3 coats.

That's it. I left my horns natural, with my tag still wrapped around it (North Dakota) and am very happy with the result. All in it took an afternoon to do 90% of the work, with the extra time dedicated to letting the bleach dry and reapplying.


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GooseCreekMafia
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Member since Jun 2017
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re: Bleaching agent on euro mounts
Has anyone bleached a hog skull? I tried but it didn't turn very white. I am going to try another round of bleach on it tomorrow. It was very greasy looking before I tried to bleach it.


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Theotherpikecounty
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pike county
Member since Aug 2014
199 posts

re: Bleaching agent on euro mounts
I made a pot like in bootleggers thread. Found the warmer it is outside the better it works.


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Red Stick 55
West Monroe
Member since Oct 2012
258 posts

re: Bleaching agent on euro mounts
That volume 40 peroxide from beauty supply store is the ticket. Most effective when applied and left in sun on a warm sunny day.

I found boiling too long weakens skull


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