Yellow Polar Bear, any ideas?

Submitted by Shawna on 5/17/05 at 2:42 PM. ( )

I have an old polar bear rug that is yellow. I would like to make it white again. Does anyone have any solutions.

Thank You, Shawna

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Shawna, how yellow is "yellow"

This response submitted by George on 5/17/05 at 6:01 PM. ( )

Actually, polar bears aren't white white. Their hair is a pale yellow. It is very "iffy" to try and bleach an old rug and that's what would be required in this case. I don't think I'd ever recommend doing it or washing it as that might destroy your piece.

I would leave it alone also

This response submitted by Bradlee on 5/17/05 at 9:37 PM. ( )

Maybe move it to a darker room so it doesn't show as bad if it is really yellow . Too hard to replace something like that . Bradlee

easy to ruin.

This response submitted by Jim Marsico on 5/18/05 at 6:55 PM. ( )

You can take it outside and wipe, damp it down with a good spray bottle cleaner, any of the strong sprays, 409 types. . Do not get it wet. I used lighter fuild once on one that was smoke damaged and it really took alot of the soot out and dried fast. Rerugging the felt etc. would also be a good idea IF the hide is still strong enough, it may not be. Take it to a taxidermist for a look see. Like they said Polar bears are not pure white and they also have black skin.

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