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Cleaning mounted birds

Postby Greenheadindy » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:16 am

I have a wood duck mount that gathered some dust over the years. A feather duster took a lot of it off, but it looks like it needs wiped down a bit more to look like it once did. Is it best to just use a wet rag, or is there a cleaner of some sort that works well? Other cleaning methods? Thanks, sorry if it's a dumb question.
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Re: Cleaning mounted birds

Postby Cougar125 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:17 pm

The Waterfowler once recommended using a lambs wool duster to me. Reason being is the natural oil in the lambs wool transfers a light coat to your mounts, renewing the sheen they once had. I still haven't got one yet, but I remember what was recommended.
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Re: Cleaning mounted birds

Postby viskey » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:33 pm

I use a soft paint brush and remember to go with the feathers, not against :)

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Re: Cleaning mounted birds

Postby duxrus » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:46 pm

Wool duster X2....I have them custom made for good customers :thumbsup:
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Re: Cleaning mounted birds

Postby The Duck Hammer » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:02 pm

I use one of these. No pledge, just the duster.
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Re: Cleaning mounted birds

Postby Greenheadindy » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:03 am

Thanks for the input fellas, I'll get him cleaned up and looking good again. I've got a pair of pintails at the taxi now, so want to make sure the woodie is cleaned up to meet his new friends!
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