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2nd day of boiling and this nasal cavity won't come clean... Been hacking with a screwdriver.....

Or do I leave the Brown?

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not claiming to be an expert by any means - having never done it my self - I just got my back and he used borax and dish soap in the water and scraped it off.

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Yeah you need to get that out or it will smell. Flat head Screwdriver or needle nose or pressure washer. You can break all that off in there and pull it out. On the under side -   you can poke in there from the back as well. You want it hollow. Just keep picking at it. Looking good.

 

Also noticed you lost a nasal bone on the right side and the skull cap is separating on the left side. This means you cooked it a little too long. They can be repaired with glue no problem though. I wouldn't put any more heat to it but do keep it wet in soapy water until you can work on it more. I do the initial cleaning and then soak it soapy water until I have more time to dedicate to scraping and it helps degrease it.

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Alright. Thanks I appreciate it... I alrdy have some super glue on standby and I'm going to coat the whole thing in elders once it's bleached

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No problem. Im no expert either but Ive done a few and you learn the tricks on each one to get better and faster at it. I'll snap some pictures of mine tonight as I said I would before and get them in my journal so you can see how I do it for reference. Ive never done the Elmers glue coating  but saw that on you tube last night actually. I like the matte white look and not sure if Id like the gloss look or not.

No bleach either, Peroxide, as bleach will weaken the bone.

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I use tube brushes, and this year actually used compressed air and blew it all out.  Worked great.

I Use Dental pick to get all the nooks and cranny's.

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9 minutes ago, chads said:

I use tube brushes, and this year actually used compressed air and blew it all out.  Worked great.

I Use Dental pick to get all the nooks and cranny's.

Buddy also uses dental picks

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If I was doing a euro I would let beetles do it. Otherwise, I just do them like this.

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Simple and clean, no bleaching.


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Get some long tweezers / forceps (look at a surgical supply site) and as someone else said get the compressor out and shoot some air in there. I've done a few, I'm no expert either but the satisfaction of doing them is amazing and you'll learn tricks as you do more . The scalpels and other sharp instruments are vey helpful in those small crevices, especially behind the jaw, and ears

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Yeah don't forget to pop those ear canals out on both sides too. Screwdriver works there. I also cut the back off where the last vertebrae connects into the brain cavity. Wayyyy easier to clean out rather than poke in that little hole. You wont see the back so as long as you can hang it, no issues. Air is a great idea as is dental picks. My buck had some major plaque build up and a touch of gingivitis.

Beetles are not cheap. I got quotes last year and the cheapest was $75 and I had already skinned the head and removed the lower jaw. Plus doing it yourself is a lot more satisfying.

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I just attempted my first euro. I picked up a pair of hemostat pliers for five bucks. It made it much easier to get the stuff out of the nasal cavity. I used the 40 volume peroxide and the powder mixed in to whiten. 

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Looks great Mr. G. I've never used the powder. How many coats of peroxide and powder did you use? Did you add any heat to really let the peroxide bubble up?

 I'm still working on the plaque for my bow buck from last year and here I am doing my rifle buck from this year and my buddies shotgun buck. Not enough time in the day. 

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Thanks. I only mixed in a few tablespoons of the powder. That was only one coat and I let it sit and dry over night. I put the paste on pretty heavy. Then I cleaned it up with a wet paper towel. 

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Looks good! I'm doing my peroxide tomorrow morning. Letting it sit until I get home from work at 1130pm. Layer, papertowels....

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Brother been boiling for an hour then covering it with a milk crate and power washing. They come out great.

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Had to use alot of super glue due to over boiling... Then school glue to help some not broken cracks... Not bad for a first time. Debating just painting it white

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Looks great for your first one. You'll notice as it dries more and more inside the house that it will yellow up a bit. You'll also notice little dark spots that almost look wet. These will be grease spots that rise to the surface out of the bone. You can re treat it with peroxide in a few months and it will whiten up again.

Super glue is your friend, embrace it, HAHAHA

Nice work.

 

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It may but I'm not positive. The one I gave the 2nd coat too I didn't use any glue on so I have no experience there. Let us know what you find out for future work.

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