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Care for bird mounts - dusting? #5433232 11/20/14 04:23 PM
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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?

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Re: Care for bird mounts - dusting? [Re: HuntnFly67] #5433366 11/20/14 05:12 PM
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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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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

Re: Care for bird mounts - dusting? [Re: HuntnFly67] #5433892 11/20/14 09:24 PM
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What about an can of air? Think that would do any damage?



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Re: Care for bird mounts - dusting? [Re: AndrewMac] #5437750 11/23/14 01:57 AM
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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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My taxidermist said to use a feather duster.


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I've used a slightly damp paper towel with good success.


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Originally Posted By: ETX-Gobbler590
My taxidermist said to use a feather duster.

rofl

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the Swiffer idea sounds pretty good...I've used those on my deer mounts

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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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