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looking good

looking good! Did you do anything to whiten it? Have you tried peroxide? If you feel it is white enough already you could seal it with shellac or a silicon spray too.

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I used a little bit of

I used a little bit of Oxi-clean in the final cooking to whiten it up.  As far as sealing it I am going to wait and see just how much oil still leaches out of it.  The last couple of water changes that I did to the pot still had a little bit of oil on the top of the water so I suppose that there is still some in it.  As for the peroxide I have a bottle of it along with a powdered bleach to put on it if I decide that I need to do it.  But I am going to wait for a while to see what happens to it. 

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Oxy

I'll have to try oxy-clean the next time I do a skull.  It sure looks like it works well!

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I measured the the upper

I measured the the upper cutters on my biggest one today and they measure out at 11/2" exactly.

Didn't measure the lower ones but definately shorter. Obviously mine is not big enough for any record keeping but I did get a score sheet that they all seem to use. It's the same as for a lion or bear. Here's the link to SCI.

http://www.scirecordbook.org/docs/methods/Method_15.pdf

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Good looking skull Critter,

Good looking skull Critter, its amazing how well the oxi-clean did. I'll remember that trick when i do a euro skull. from the pics it already looks bleached and completed

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Only time is going to tell if

Only time is going to tell if it works that well or not.  I am keeping my fingers crossed that it does.

I have a couple that were just boiled and bleached and they looked great for about a year and then they started to yellow.

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In my experience if you only

In my experience if you only use peroxide they will stay white but if you use any actual bleach they will yellow. I did my first couple with bleach because that is the term people used and they yellowed badly after about a year like you said. I quit using bleach because of something I read somewhere and only use peroxide now. I have never had another problem.

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