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« on: May 03, 2012, 12:32:02 AM »

Hello Everyone, Once again its been a while since I posted up another WING"TIP" as time in my world flies. :) I have several Photographed up and will post them up as time allows. I picked an easy one to "write up". ;D

I don't get iron stained birds in to often BUT in some areas of the country they are quite common. The West coast seems to have the "issue" along with some of the Gulf States. I used to use "Whinks" but found it to be rather spendy and difficult to find as of late. I was looking through the Iron removal products in Walmart and found the Product I now use with GREAT Results. Wink would remove the iron immediately as it was applied, this stuff takes a few moments BUT does as good a job. Here's the procedure IF you and your client wish the rust to be "Gone" :D

 Soak the birds with the Iron stained plumage in warm soapy Dawn water, Once the plumage is soaked through pull them out and add about 4 ounces or 2 small Dixie cups of the IRON OUT.

Stir the Iron out into the wash till it dissolves, it is a white powder that has a rather strong odor, Don't breathe the dust/Fumes!

Immerse the birds into the "wash" and let them soak for 10-15 Minutes

Once the stain is obviously gone to your satisfaction remove the birds and put them through a good rinse to remove any remaining rust remover

I then hang them by the bill till they quit dripping and then skin as usual.

A couple things to be aware of, I found soaking them in this "wash' yields the best results. I was applying the powder directly onto the plumage without having the best results, I talked to Rick Acker about it and he suggested the "wash" It works very well. I DO pull them out as soon as the Iron is removed as I don't want the product to do any further "bleaching" to the plumage. Doing this method removes the rust from the entire bird not just areas. I assume the bird could be skinned and still have the same results, I just prefer to pre-soak the birds before skinning.

The following photos explain it visually, Good Luck!  :)
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2012, 12:40:39 AM »

The "SOAK"
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2012, 12:42:07 AM »

Rinsing
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2012, 12:43:15 AM »

Draining
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2012, 12:45:43 AM »

The mounted birds, Sorry  :( not a good photo to show how truly "white" they get. The only pic I ended up taking of the two birds. :)
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2012, 07:51:09 AM »

I have a rust stained Pintail I am mounting today and low and behold here is this tip. I too, always dump the same product (even a Pintail yesterday) you use straight on the bird and seems I always have to do it twice as I miss a spot. This method worked great. Amazing how things this easy get by me    ???.....not really. Thanks for the tip and really enjoy your amazing work.   Doug
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2012, 09:31:07 PM »

thats a fantastic pose on the sprig on the left!!! I can see in the hanging photo the difference
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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2012, 04:11:31 PM »

Tried this today and it worked great. Thanks wingman!
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2012, 01:37:51 AM »

Thanks Eugene. Been using this this year with God result as well.. hope things are well with you.
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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2012, 08:06:12 AM »

in the above post you said at the iron out with soap and water. how much.. then you said add two dixie cup full to it. So you add the Iron out twice.

Awesome post always wondered about that. My clients will be mad at me once they know I can get that stain out. LOL....GREAT POST WINGMAN
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« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2012, 08:07:30 AM »

Disregard. I miss read the post.. Soak bird first then add Iron. Got it
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« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2012, 03:27:52 PM »

 This ross had a lotta staining so I decided to give it a try. As you can see by the first picture before the iron out you can see a lot of rust stains.   10 minutes and a 4 ounce solution sink full of water and it really made a big difference.


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« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2012, 06:07:17 PM »

 Thank's for posting
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« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2012, 11:07:12 PM »

The iron out is a great product, but as stated, do not breath the dust in when adding it to that wash. It is very harsh on the lungs.
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« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2012, 07:55:53 AM »

Nice to see the WingTips again.
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