How do you clean a mount?

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How do you clean a mount?

Postby BBK » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:05 pm

I have a mounted drake mallard and the white is starting to fade on it (dusty/dirty). I was wondering what would be the best way to clean it up? :help:
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Re: How do you clean a mount?

Postby Cougar125 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:11 pm

Canned Duster...the stuff you use to blow out your keyboards. Hold the can about 6-8 inches away and go with the grain of the feathers. If you must, go against the grain of them, but make sure you go back with them to smooth them back out.
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Re: How do you clean a mount?

Postby The Waterfowler » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:38 am

Lamb's wool duster is all I use.
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Re: How do you clean a mount?

Postby Pete-pec » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:48 am

The Waterfowler wrote:Lamb's wool duster is all I use.


Yes, this is what I use.
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Re: How do you clean a mount?

Postby duxrus » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:32 am

I have mini wool dusters made for my customers :thumbsup:
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Re: How do you clean a mount?

Postby The Waterfowler » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:38 am

The lamb's wool has a little lanolin still in them and gives the mounts a sheen and lifts the dust w/o blowing the feathers askew with any kind of forced air.

On a funnier note, I had a client bring back a nice Pintail that I had done for him, at once was nice anyway, that his wife had taken the vacuum cleaner to! :sad: :fingerpt:
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Re: How do you clean a mount?

Postby Cougar125 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:21 pm

The Waterfowler wrote:On a funnier note, I had a client bring back a nice Pintail that I had done for him, at once was nice anyway, that his wife had taken the vacuum cleaner to! :sad: :fingerpt:

EEK!! Never a vacuum! LoL.

What is this lamb's wool y'all talk about? I may have to get some.
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Re: How do you clean a mount?

Postby viskey » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:55 pm

Soft paint brush...

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Re: How do you clean a mount?

Postby The Waterfowler » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:53 pm

Will take a picture of one tomorrow for you cougar.
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Re: How do you clean a mount?

Postby Tealer » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:28 pm

I use a new very fine make up brush.
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Re: How do you clean a mount?

Postby aunt betty » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:49 am

I have a really soft brush that's used for when (old school) architects or engineers needed to erase on a drawing. For brushing off the crumbs without making marks on a drawing.
It's made out of really long camel's hairs and works good for cleaning/dusting my mounted ducks.
Never tried lamb's wool and will give it a shot.
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Re: How do you clean a mount?

Postby go get the bird » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:49 am

Power washer and shop vac.
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Re: How do you clean a mount?

Postby duxrus » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:01 pm

go get the bird wrote:Power washer and shop vac.

:lame: :shades: :lame:
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Re: How do you clean a mount?

Postby The Waterfowler » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:30 pm

Lamb's wool duster. So simple a child can use it. Doesn't mess up feathers, lifts dust off and can be cleaned by merely shaking it out. And the residual lanolin in the wool helps feathers retain their sheen.

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Re: How do you clean a mount?

Postby Cougar125 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:08 pm

Ok. That looks pretty neat. Are they available commercially or is it something I could make myself?
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Re: How do you clean a mount?

Postby The Waterfowler » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:05 pm

Goggle lamb's wool dusters. Lots of places to buy them.
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Re: How do you clean a mount?

Postby Cougar125 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:18 pm

Thanks Pat. They are just something I have never heard of.
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Re: How do you clean a mount?

Postby XhailGC » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:21 pm

ACETONE on the feathers ONLY...
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Re: How do you clean a mount?

Postby The Duck Hammer » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:01 pm

I use a swiffer duster on my ducks.
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