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#6532123 - 11/07/16 10:18 PM Help needed - bleached skull with chlorine
TTU Deer Hunter Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/23/09
Posts: 31
Loc: Colleyville TX
I made a rookie mistake out of haste. I decided to do a euro for my dads recent buck and I soaked it in bleach. I googled it about 30 minutes in and realized my mistake - damage done!

The skull plate joints have no connecting tissue left and look as though they could break apart very easily. Is there anything I can do to stabilize it that won't look too unnatural? I was thinking about putting super or gorilla glue in all the joints, any other ideas?

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#6532352 - 11/08/16 07:24 AM Re: Help needed - bleached skull with chlorine [Re: TTU Deer Hunter]
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Registered: 09/18/08
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Saw the rack in the photos section - nice buck & good boiling job. Don't worry about the skull fracturing or coming apart, it's much harder/tougher than you think. About the only bone that may fall off is the nose and if it does, just superglue it back on. Bleach will turn the skull a dull color eventually. You can still use peroxide; brush it on, careful not to get any on the antlers or any other surface, then let it dry in bright sun. I hold over an old pan and then pour the excess back in the peroxide bottle for re-use. Couple of applications and it'll fade to a nice bright white. I personally like the 'fracture' lines and wouldn't use gorilla or any other glue to fill them.

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#6532426 - 11/08/16 08:06 AM Re: Help needed - bleached skull with chlorine [Re: TTU Deer Hunter]
yanta61 Offline


Registered: 07/07/09
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Loc: Beeville, Texas
Do not use gorilla glue....It will yellow and look bad. super glue is fine. Looks like it need to be de-greases a little more.
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#6532593 - 11/08/16 09:29 AM Re: Help needed - bleached skull with chlorine [Re: TTU Deer Hunter]
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Light Foot

Registered: 09/23/09
Posts: 31
Loc: Colleyville TX
Good advice - thanks for responding!

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#6536161 - 11/09/16 04:48 PM Re: Help needed - bleached skull with chlorine [Re: TTU Deer Hunter]
Sirrah243 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/09
Posts: 1831
Loc: Llano County TX
Paint it with Elmers glue. The stuff we all used in art class as kids.
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#6541070 - 11/13/16 05:54 AM Re: Help needed - bleached skull with chlorine [Re: TTU Deer Hunter]
Hogslayer5L Offline
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Registered: 02/03/10
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Loc: College Station
Leave it. It wont fall apart unless it falls off the wall.

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#6563432 - 11/29/16 06:00 AM Re: Help needed - bleached skull with chlorine [Re: Sirrah243]
Nate C. Offline
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Registered: 11/27/08
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Loc: Black Cat Ridge, Texas
Originally Posted By: Sirrah243
Paint it with Elmers glue. The stuff we all used in art class as kids.


I have had success with this method. Thin the glue a little using tap water then paint it on with a sponge brush.
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