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Protecting a skull with resin ??

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Ok so I was thinking of using resin to coat a skull I have in my collection.  Its rather pricey so I wanted to make sure I could protect it from any further damage. The skull appears to be coated with something already since I see a shiny texture in some areas, so should i bother using a resin on it as well ?? 


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The shiny coating is most likely paraloid b-72 or some other similar product. If you want to test, a small amount of acetone or alcohol will make paraloid b-72 briefly sticky.


If it turns out to be the case, I wouldn't do anything more to treat it, paraloid is one of the better consolidants out there and should keep the fossil well protected against deterioration.

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