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#5433232 - 11/20/14 10:23 AM Care for bird mounts - dusting?
HuntnFly67 Offline
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I hope professional feather gurus can offer advice.

I have a really nice pair of flying pintail drakes on a habitat base. The mount is close to 10 years old and has a pretty good layer of dust on it. Is there a good way to clean this up?

Can I just run a vacuum attachment on the feathers? Is there another/better method to dust/clean a mount? Are there recommendations for non-toxic solvents out there?

Thanks!
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#5433366 - 11/20/14 11:12 AM Re: Care for bird mounts - dusting? [Re: HuntnFly67]
cannon88 Offline
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I use one of those Swiffer dusters. Works great (go in the direction of the feathers) and keeps them looking good!
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#5433631 - 11/20/14 01:12 PM Re: Care for bird mounts - dusting? [Re: cannon88]
JRJ6 Offline
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Originally Posted By: cannon88
I use one of those Swiffer dusters. Works great (go in the direction of the feathers) and keeps them looking good!


Agree

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#5433892 - 11/20/14 03:24 PM Re: Care for bird mounts - dusting? [Re: HuntnFly67]
AndrewMac Offline
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Registered: 06/30/10
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What about an can of air? Think that would do any damage?
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#5437750 - 11/22/14 07:57 PM Re: Care for bird mounts - dusting? [Re: AndrewMac]
colt45 Offline
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Originally Posted By: AndrewMac
What about an can of air? Think that would do any damage?
to much pressure
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#5442040 - 11/25/14 05:44 AM Re: Care for bird mounts - dusting? [Re: HuntnFly67]
SpoonPlatoon Offline
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My taxidermist said to use a feather duster.
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#5442179 - 11/25/14 08:20 AM Re: Care for bird mounts - dusting? [Re: HuntnFly67]
TXPride Offline
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I've used a slightly damp paper towel with good success.
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#5443029 - 11/25/14 04:04 PM Re: Care for bird mounts - dusting? [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
cowboybam58 Offline
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Originally Posted By: ETX-Gobbler590
My taxidermist said to use a feather duster.

rofl

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#5448490 - 11/29/14 12:37 PM Re: Care for bird mounts - dusting? [Re: HuntnFly67]
TonyinVA Offline
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Registered: 03/24/14
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the Swiffer idea sounds pretty good...I've used those on my deer mounts

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#5477752 - 12/15/14 01:27 AM Re: Care for bird mounts - dusting? [Re: HuntnFly67]
_Scooter_ Offline
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very lightly hand dust it with fleece cloth or a swiffer duster. never against the feather direction.
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