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Removing blood and stains?

Postby sprigpig1 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:03 pm

I know this has probably been covered a million times but,
What works the best to remove blood and stains from white feathers (pintail drake, snow goose ect.)?

Any help would be appreciated... :thumbsup:
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Re: Removing blood and stains?

Postby duxrus » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:39 pm

Blood.....COLD water with Dawn followed by peroxide if needed

Mud stains......Whinks Rust remover...gone in seconds.
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Re: Removing blood and stains?

Postby The Waterfowler » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:34 pm

Era that is a laundry additive will disolve the clots in no time followed by washing in Dawn. They can be used togather.
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Re: Removing blood and stains?

Postby dablaw » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:56 pm

dawn soap, followed up by Winks for iron stains.
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Re: Removing blood and stains?

Postby sprigpig1 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:01 pm

Thanks guys ... I recently mounted a pintail drake and i got all of the blood out with dawn but the breast was so yellow and dirty ( rice bird) so I used some blueing whitener and it did not do the job... Maybe I did not soak long enough?

Waterfowler... is era the brand?

Duxrus... Can you buy whinks in a local store or do you have to purchase it from a taxi catalog?

Thanks again guys
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Re: Removing blood and stains?

Postby The Waterfowler » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:13 pm

Era is sold in the same aisle as laundry detergents. It's in a red plastic bottle with a pour spout. Just pour a little directly on to the clot and let it soak in Dawn as you are washing it. Dawn is good for grease and Era is good for blood. The water sprayer on the sink will blow the clot out after a little soak. Winks is usually found at places like Wal-Mart. It's in a brown bottle. Just squirt it on the stains and it lifts them out.
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Re: Removing blood and stains?

Postby sprigpig1 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:29 pm

Thanks Waterfowler... Much appreciated.
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Re: Removing blood and stains?

Postby duxrus » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:16 am

I will have to try the Era out. Thanks for the tip Pat. :thumbsup:
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Re: Removing blood and stains?

Postby Pete-pec » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:15 am

I use diluted 35% peroxide when dealing with blood or rust. I will say that rust stains or tannic water stains on birds I tend to leave, because I think it adds character. The peroxide will dissolve both almost immediately. The dilution ration is purely a guess at one quarter cup per gallon of water. You add this to laundry soap and warm water, and your water turns milky with suds, and washes skins absolutely perfect! Normally I use laundry soap because it is more concentrated and smells good too!
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