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#6932092 - 10/24/17 06:41 PM euro mount
colt45 Offline
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#6932838 - 10/25/17 08:53 AM Re: euro mount [Re: colt45]
D'hanis Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/28/17
Posts: 170
Good share, I'd like to try this. Thanks

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#6932850 - 10/25/17 09:01 AM Re: euro mount [Re: colt45]
Rus10 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 08/31/09
Posts: 29
What does a pressure washer run? Are there small inexpensive ones that do the trick?

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#6932860 - 10/25/17 09:13 AM Re: euro mount [Re: Rus10]
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 363
Loc: Watauga, TX
Originally Posted By: Rus10
What does a pressure washer run? Are there small inexpensive ones that do the trick?


3,000 psi would take a gas powered washer . not gonna be on the cheap side of things.

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#6932868 - 10/25/17 09:18 AM Re: euro mount [Re: varnoldi13]
RLoving1 Offline
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Registered: 05/21/10
Posts: 2581
Loc: Odessa Texas
I go to car wash and it softens tissue up with their limited pressure where knife works pretty good. I end up using the boil method for what car wash doesn't do. Trivial fact when using carwash make sure somebody doesn't pull up behind you in high end car wanting to wash dust off as you shove nozzle in back of skull to remove brain matter! The drivers seem to get unhappy for some reason. boxing


Edited by RLoving1 (10/25/17 09:18 AM)
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#6932912 - 10/25/17 09:51 AM Re: euro mount [Re: RLoving1]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 8194
Loc: bastrop county
Originally Posted By: RLoving1
I go to car wash and it softens tissue up with their limited pressure where knife works pretty good. I end up using the boil method for what car wash doesn't do. Trivial fact when using carwash make sure somebody doesn't pull up behind you in high end car wanting to wash dust off as you shove nozzle in back of skull to remove brain matter! The drivers seem to get unhappy for some reason. boxing
roflmao
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#6932990 - 10/25/17 10:25 AM Re: euro mount [Re: colt45]
brucedonnovan Offline
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Registered: 10/27/13
Posts: 69
I've tried a few methods, but the easiest way (if you're not in a hurry) is to just bury the head and cover with a large barrel or recycle container.

I bury mine for about 6 months, dig it up, brush it off with a wire brush and water, let it sit in the sun for about a week, then spray paint with any primer/paint in 1.

I've also used spray clear coat on top of the paint and that works great as well. Chrome spray paint looks pretty cool on them if you get tired of plain white.

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#6932999 - 10/25/17 10:29 AM Re: euro mount [Re: brucedonnovan]
snake oil Offline
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Registered: 01/10/16
Posts: 1510
Loc: Graham
Originally Posted By: brucedonnovan
I've tried a few methods, but the easiest way (if you're not in a hurry) is to just bury the head and cover with a large barrel or recycle container.

I bury mine for about 6 months, dig it up, brush it off with a wire brush and water, let it sit in the sun for about a week, then spray paint with any primer/paint in 1.

I've also used spray clear coat on top of the paint and that works great as well. Chrome spray paint looks pretty cool on them if you get tired of plain white.


This is what I do..........

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#6933201 - 10/25/17 12:06 PM Re: euro mount [Re: colt45]
txhunter1010 Offline
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Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 4135
I just got a 3000 psi gas powered washer off of amazon for $295.. that things is awesome. took the dang polish off my wheels on my truck. I may try the deer skull if I get one this year. I would be afraid that it would break the bone though

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#6933221 - 10/25/17 12:32 PM Re: euro mount [Re: colt45]
rickt300 Offline
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Registered: 11/11/04
Posts: 643
Loc: Johnson co, TX
Soak the head and then bury it in a worm bin for three weeks. Then take it out and simmer it for 20 minutes and then rinse with a hose.

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#6933234 - 10/25/17 12:38 PM Re: euro mount [Re: colt45]
Smokey Bear Offline
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Registered: 05/11/17
Posts: 617
Loc: Texas
Slow boil for two hours in water and about 1/3 of a box of 20 mule team borax. Clean it up good with a pressure washer and I'm done.
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#6935080 - 10/26/17 05:28 PM Re: euro mount [Re: colt45]
Pitman Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/02/08
Posts: 158
Loc: Cumby, Tx
I do the bury it method as well cuz im lazy like that. Skin the head first, leaving skin on seems to stain the bone for some reason. I dig up after 5 months. Brush and wash it off, then put it in a bucket or cooler with water and dish detergent and let it soak for one to two weeks. This draws out any remaining fats on the bone so it wont yellow with age. Thats it, no need to paint or bleach.

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#6935762 - 10/27/17 09:54 AM Re: euro mount [Re: colt45]
rickt300 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 11/11/04
Posts: 643
Loc: Johnson co, TX
Three weeks in an active worm bed really does a job on the organics, I have even left the hide on a hogs head and had an easy cleanup. Another easy method is to put the head in a pond that has a good population of crawdads.


Edited by rickt300 (10/27/17 09:55 AM)

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#6942977 - 11/01/17 09:23 PM Re: euro mount [Re: colt45]
Flashprism Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/16/11
Posts: 478
Loc: Corpus & Dickens
I use the an accelerated natural process. It takes about 3 weeks. There is no need to flesh, boil or power wash and the meat and tissue disappears leaving every minute bone structure intact. Living on a salt water canal on the gulf I submerge my heads in the canal hair and all. I do no fleshing. The crabs and minnows thoroughly clean all flesh off in about 3 weeks. The skulls are pure white and ready to mount after the cycle. I have attached one of last years mounts.


Edited by Flashprism (11/01/17 09:24 PM)

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#6945339 - 11/03/17 05:13 PM Re: euro mount [Re: colt45]
frognot Offline
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Registered: 04/02/05
Posts: 1132
Loc: Allen, Texas
My hunting partner put one in a fire ant mound and covered it with a bucket.
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