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Boiling Skulls Instructions:


Would you like to achieve a pearly white skull that you have seen so often, but aren’t quite sure how? Your troubles can easily be solved, by following this "How To" article.  Following these easy steps will result in a stunning white skull to mount.

  1. Cut and scrape off as much flesh as possible.

  2. Place skull in pot with Sal Soda and water. Make sure skull is completely submerged. Bring the solution to a boil and then turn down the heat to a slow simmer. After an hour or so check the skull and change the water. Let the skull simmer another 45 minutes to an hour. Then remove skull and rinse thoroughly. Any flesh left on the skull will have turned to jelly. Scrape off remaining flesh and rinse again.

  3. Degrease the skull by soaking in a good degreaser such as Van Clean, Eliminator, or Super Safety Solvent. Twenty-four to forty-eight hours will usually be long enough on most skulls, although some may take a little longer. At this point wash in Dawn dish soap and rinse.

  4. Mix together some Basic White and Peroxide to a thick paste. Use this to paint the skull. Let this sit for 12 to 24 hours. Then dust off dried powder.

  5. Set the skull out in the sun for up to three days to achieve bleaching affect from peroxide.

  6. Glue around teeth to keep from coming loose in time.

  7. Spray skull with fungicidal sealer to keep bone from decomposing.

  8. Optional: If you want a wet skull look, spray with a high gloss lacquer spray.


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