So just to rehash... a co-worker of mine liberated this fiberglass, alligator costume head from a certain abandoned amusement park. It was actually dozed up in a pile of garbage. This was prior to my own adventures there. I loved the thing. So I bought it off of him. It looked cool as hell as it was... grimy with a chipped paint job and a patina. If I were to just display it, I may have left it alone. But I plan on using it next Mardi Gras... so I scrubbed it down... patched a couple of cracks and repainted it.