Cleaning up an old mount.

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  1. num70

    num70 Elite Refuge Member

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    I've been browsing around and have seen a lot of different info out there about cleaning up old mounted birds. Some of it seems to be contradictory. Anyone got any experience with an effective (and ideally not too labor-intensive) way to go about this?

    My father dropped off an old mount that's been in storage for quite a while. Asked if I could try and clean it up a little. A tiny bit of mouse damage but nothing too serious. Mainly just really dirty and old.

    (And before anyone goes too crazy...The state and fed signed paperwork is nailed to the back of the mount. Dated 8.4.74 :eek:)

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  2. bullpinnie

    bullpinnie Elite Refuge Member

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    how did it taste?
     
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    burgawboy Elite Refuge Member

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    Old hen mallard?
     
  4. hartfish

    hartfish Elite Refuge Member

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    I’ve heard a good way to clean off the dust is with fresh white bread. Gently wipe with the grain. I have no idea how well it works.
     
  5. TheDuckSlayer

    TheDuckSlayer Elite Refuge Member

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    works good, but you gotta use Bunny brand.
     
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    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    Maybe one of those electrostatic dust wands. I have read somewhere that a damp cloth wiped with the grain so to speak works.
     
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    Littleboots Senior Refuge Member

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    best way on windy day place outside into wind
     
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    When actually dirty, I’ll wipe with a soft cloth dampened slightly with rubbing alcohol. Then go over them with a 2” soft paint brush with the feathers. Same paint brush for regular dusting.
     
  9. hartfish

    hartfish Elite Refuge Member

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    With some ham and mustard. Win/win.
     
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