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#2680262 - 05/06/14 11:43 AM Bleaching a White Cowhorn?????
canislatrans54 Offline
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Registered: 02/13/06
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I asked the following question[s], of my HOB brethren in the "Workshop", yet after 16 views, evidently no one has been able to give me an answer...Hahahaha...because no one of those 16 views produced a reply. grin

So, since I know that some of you in this sub-forum have bleached skulls & such, I thought I would expand my asking of my question[s] to the overall membership here.

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Last night I was sorting through my dwindling horn inventory.
And I came across a pair of thicker-walled horns, that once they get cleaned up & sanded, will be 95-100% white in color.

Well, as I thought about them (for possible future calls), I decided that they would be good candidates for some engraving work on the finished howlers. (which might not be until closer to Halloween)

Anyway......here's my question: Have any of you ever had an all-white horn, and tried using a bleach solution to make it even whiter??? confused confused confused

If so, how did it work out? confused
And did the chemicals in the bleach do any damage to the horn? confused


Edited by canislatrans54 (05/06/14 11:43 AM)
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#2680265 - 05/06/14 12:03 PM Re: Bleaching a White Cowhorn????? [Re: canislatrans54]
Cast Offline
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Registered: 12/28/12
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Loc: North Texas - God's Country
I think hydrogen peroxide is called for here. The strong stuff, but I know nothing of such matters.
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#2680401 - 05/06/14 10:10 PM Re: Bleaching a White Cowhorn????? [Re: canislatrans54]
erict Offline
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Registered: 02/23/06
Posts: 420
Loc: near Albany, NY
I've never done horns but have done skulls and teeth. Can't promise this will work on horns, but it's worth a try if you ask me. As with anything, degreasing is probably the best first step. If the horns have embedded dark material it may not be possible to whiten it with anything. If you have the tips cut off you may want to experiment with them first. Google "Baquacil Oxydizer". If you have a pool supply store around they should have it. More info at the last page of the "How to do a skull" thread at the top of the trapping subforum. You may also poke around on taxidermy.net for some suggestions.

If all else fails you may be able to paint the engraved horns. Good luck.

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#2680603 - 05/07/14 04:42 PM Re: Bleaching a White Cowhorn????? [Re: canislatrans54]
canislatrans54 Offline
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Thanks for the replies & suggestions.
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#2680715 - 05/07/14 10:20 PM Re: Bleaching a White Cowhorn????? [Re: Cast]
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Originally Posted By: Cast
I think hydrogen peroxide is called for here. The strong stuff, but I know nothing of such matters.


Peroxide is the best, not the 3 % stuff in the grocery store but the stuff that makes brunette's blond. Bleach is not recommended but I have used it and didn't get very good results. Go to a hair salon and find out where to get the high octane peroxide.
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#2680958 - 05/08/14 05:09 PM Re: Bleaching a White Cowhorn????? [Re: jumprightinit]
canislatrans54 Offline
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Originally Posted By: jumprightinit
Originally Posted By: Cast
I think hydrogen peroxide is called for here. The strong stuff, but I know nothing of such matters.


Peroxide is the best, not the 3 % stuff in the grocery store but the stuff that makes brunette's blond. Bleach is not recommended but I have used it and didn't get very good results. Go to a hair salon and find out where to get the high octane peroxide.


Thanks for the info about not getting good results with bleach.
It's those things that I was really needing to know, before I try to tackle this project.
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