Getting wingbones pearly white

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Getting wingbones pearly white

Postby kygobbler » April 6th, 2011, 3:00 am

I've made a few wingbone calls and I can't figure out how to make them pearly white. This is what I usually do and maybe someone can give me additional advice. After cleaning them out I will boil them in some water, hydrogen peroxide, and a little bit of dish washing soap. The bones I have done before have been from hens and look pretty good for my standards and proably have a great finish if i polished them. Right now I'm using a 3 yr old gobbler bones and cant them white at all.This time after I boiled them I soaked them in peroxide overnight and still that didn't help. A friend of mine's daughter killed this gobbler and Im wanting the bones to look really nice. If anyone has some helpfull ideas thanks. Also, I thought about bleech but I read somewhere that it would weaken the bones and haven't tried it. Thanks for any advice.
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RE: Getting wingbones pearly white

Postby kygobbler » April 11th, 2011, 5:07 am

Well, I got them pearly white by boiling them at 200 degrees for a little longer than an hour with a little dish washing soap. Any time there wasn't any bubbles from the soap I would add a little more. When I got done with that step I put them in quart jar filled with hydrogen peroxide and left it out in the sun for 4 days, all 4 days were very sunny and warm. Now all I got to do is put them together, polish them and figure out what is the best way to get a good finish on them.
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RE: Getting wingbones pearly white

Postby retranger » April 11th, 2011, 9:37 am

I have always left mine the cream color, but was going to try the bleach that they use to do the European deer skull mount with. I was told that it is almost impossible to get them white other wise. Maybe Spitndrum will see the post and have a comment if not send him a pm. Post a pic when you finish it!!!
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RE: Getting wingbones pearly white

Postby fightingspurs » April 11th, 2011, 2:30 pm

Wasnt there a guy looking for tom wings in trade he would make you a wishbone call???? im looking for that guy so i can trade him some rio wings and as many wings as he needs for a couple of wishbone calls i have a unlimited supply of tom wings ......

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RE: Getting wingbones pearly white

Postby kenturkey89 » April 11th, 2011, 2:33 pm

I would like to see pics when you finish[;)]
Brian


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