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turkey fan rebuild

Postby duckin-A » Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:22 pm

I am looking for advice on rebuilding a nice large Gobbler tail fan that I had taken apart to clean all residue and nasty stuff from a cpl yrs ago.........looking for advice on how to reconnect the feathers into an open fan to use in a pretty boy decoy. thanks!!
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Postby john waller » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:59 am

Get a B-Mobile it comes with a fan holder. Just slide the tail feathers in the slots . It's that easy..
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Postby duckin-A » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:00 am

where can I get a B Mobile?? thanks
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Postby john waller » Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:42 pm

I got mine at walmart. They are made by Primos.
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Postby JoeyO » Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:21 pm

Here is a good site with info on building and or rebuilding, it says you can dunk it in dawn.

http://www.wildturkeyzone.com/articles/fan.htm

"After the cleaning is complete, you have the option of washing the fan if the feathers got dirty or were messed up on the tips. If you've ever shot a bird that rolled down a mountain or shot one in the rain you know that often the tail feathers are a ragged mess when you get to the bird. They can be fixed, as long as they aren't broken, by simply washing them. Start by dunking the cape, tail feathers and all, into a tub or sink of warm water that has Dawn or some other mild grease-cutter/cleanser mixed in with it. "
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Postby duckin-A » Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:19 pm

thanks very much for the advice!! :thumbsup:
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Postby pete/pmr » Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:40 pm

Cheap easy way to rebuild your fan is pottery clay,and bondo,for repairing cars,use the clay to hold the feathers where you want them (thin layer) and then mix up some bondo and add that to the tail feathers and shape it with a tongue depresser and once you have some on remove clay and finish covering shafts of feathers ,build it up to be 1/2 inch thick,1/4 inch on either side and let harden,then sand to smooth and drill hole in fan for bolt to fasten to decoy!Cheaper than buying a B-Mobile! :thumbsup:
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