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Contributors to this thread:
JB 28-Jan-20
KSflatlander 28-Jan-20
skull 28-Jan-20
svrelk 28-Jan-20
Bloodtrail 28-Jan-20
smarba 28-Jan-20
CPAhunter 28-Jan-20
altitude sick 28-Jan-20
JB 28-Jan-20
Rob in VT 28-Jan-20
Deebz 28-Jan-20
Ambush 28-Jan-20
JB 28-Jan-20
wytex 29-Jan-20
altitude sick 29-Jan-20
altitude sick 29-Jan-20
AaronShort 29-Jan-20
Knife2sharp 01-Feb-20
WHOCARES 01-Feb-20
WHOCARES 01-Feb-20
From: JB
28-Jan-20
Didn't want to hijack the head boiling thread. Do you put a sealer on the skull when you have it cleaned up?

From: KSflatlander
28-Jan-20
I use hydrogen peroxide that they use to bleach hair and do not seal but I suppose you could.

From: skull
28-Jan-20
No needed

From: svrelk
28-Jan-20
Not usually, but on horned game, antelope, bison, sheep ect... I will put a light coat of mop and glow on the horns, seals them up and gives a light sheen... You can use on the skull too if you like.. will give a wet look.. easily removed with soap and water if you don't like it

From: Bloodtrail
28-Jan-20
I have a friend who does indeed put an epoxy like matte finish clear coat on them, and they come out head and shoulders better than just a bleached skull. They don’t fade and flake like some skulls. Ans it holds all the small bones together. I absolutely love them done this way.

From: smarba
28-Jan-20
I've heard some type of sealer can keep oil from leaching out over time and yellowing the bone. That said I've never sealed mine and have had good luck with slow simmer, long soak with Dawn dishwashing soap, pressure wash spray and the peroxide crème identified above. Have remained nice and white for years.

From: CPAhunter
28-Jan-20
I've done some leaving plain and others using a clear lacquer. I prefer the laquer. Looks a lot better over time.

28-Jan-20

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I use kilz

From: JB
28-Jan-20
Thank you all for the feedback! Kilz is an interesting idea.

From: Rob in VT
28-Jan-20
Mop & Glow. It smells good and seals the pours on the bone.

From: Deebz
28-Jan-20
I use a Krylon ivory colored spray paint in a non-glossy finish... Tried it when one of my skulls ended up stained a splotchy, and I liked the way it looked so much I finish them all with spraypaint.

From: Ambush
28-Jan-20
I'm not a fan of the ultra white colour that coatings leave. I prefer the natural sun dried look.

From: JB
28-Jan-20
Thanks for the additional ideas.

From: wytex
29-Jan-20
Satin finish polyurethane, spray, or watered down Elmer's glue. We live in a very dry climate and the skulls will split at the sutures if not sealed.

29-Jan-20

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I have used flat spray paint. But now prefer Kilz premium. It doesn’t smell like regular Kilz.
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I have used flat spray paint. But now prefer Kilz premium. It doesn’t smell like regular Kilz.

29-Jan-20

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From: AaronShort
29-Jan-20
If properly de-greased they wont turn yellow.

From: Knife2sharp
01-Feb-20
I use Polycrylic satin in the spray can, just one coat. After I've spayed it, I rotate the head around for a minute or two, the I hang the rack by the antlers so anything remaining settles forward. After it dries you may get a bit that pools at the tips of the nose bones or upper jaw. You can just peel them off. The Polycrylic absorbs nicely and doesn't leave a layer of clear coat. Having it absorb into the bone helps seal it.

From: WHOCARES
01-Feb-20

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01-Feb-20

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