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Old 11-07-2010, 03:28 PM   #1
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Default How to de stink a Euro Mount Skull

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I have my Deer skull clean but it still has a smell. Any ideas what I can do do de stink it?

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Old 11-07-2010, 03:59 PM   #2
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Power wash then soak in hydrogen peroxide for a few hours
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Old 11-07-2010, 04:02 PM   #3
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So id just wrap the horns well enough and fill pot up with the peroxide? what strength peroxide? Thanks for the help!!
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Old 11-07-2010, 04:16 PM   #4
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if u use rubberbands to hold cotton balls to the skull and soak them in salon grade peroxide
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Old 11-07-2010, 04:59 PM   #5
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AFter the meat has entirely sloughed off (you may need to loosely brush some of it) soak it in a solution of Dawn dish soap water for a few weeks. It will degrease it. Remove all remnants of meat, fat etc. , I use an air hose to blow out the cavities (carefull, the teeth will go flying and bacteria laden glop will blow all around). When the skull is effectively clean, dry a day or so then soak in a solution of hydrogen peroxide to kill the bacteria and bleach it. It doesnt have to be all that strong- a quart of over the counter stuff from kmart in enough water to cover the skull is good enough, for a day or two. Then thoroughly rinse it to remove the peroxide. AFter drying, spray with acrylic clear spray.
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:18 PM   #6
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Well if you can get 30 volume hydrogen peroxide that would be your best bet to use.I pretty sure it's 9% maybe 10% Hydrogen Peroxide.. you can get this stuff at the local pharmacy but it would be in the womens hair lightner and developer section. I couldn't get it where I live.The best I can get is 3% or 10% vol. Never tryed the hair care isle though.My Mom was a Bio Chemist and a Science Teacher so I managed to get that stuff from her. You can also try a hair salon.
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:33 PM   #7
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Good Job, it looks like the antlers got a little "toastie" next time wrap them in foil, you can take a stiff brush and take a lot of that off. I would just try and soak the skull in a strong mixture of borax, It just might work. Good Luck, Doc
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:22 PM   #8
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I would soak it in bleach water (2 cups/gallon) once I had all the particles removed. Guarenteed to remove any odors as well as disinfect and clean.
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:14 PM   #9
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NO DO NOT SOAK IN BLEACH!!!!! Soaking in bleach will destroy the skull. The bleach will eat right through anything it comes in contact with. Never use bleach on a european mount.

U macerated right? That's why the smell is so bad...go to a local pool store or online and by yourself some Baquacil...


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Pour the chemical into the container u plan on soaking your skull in. Then wrap the base of the antlers as good as u can so none of the chemical can get to the horns. WEAR EYE AND HAND| PROTECTION!!! If u get this stuff in your eyes it can potentially blind u and will burn your skin so dont mess around using this chemical. I cant stress it enough!! Never mix chemicals and always be concious when pouring. Once u place your skkull in CAREFULLY....let it soak. This method will eliminate your stink, degrease your skull and make it as white as u can get it. Ive been doing european mounts for quite some time and this is the way to go. But again be careful. Good luck and congrats on the buck.
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Totally off topic, but Brian, your knives are fantastic.

Are you taking orders? How much do they run? What's the wait time?
I've been looking for a nice new fixed blade knife for gutting and skinning.
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