Turkey fans. Clean or not clean?

Submitted by gobbble on 7/30/01. ( )

I have now completed my fourth fan and have been wondering whetherI should clean the feathers(before or after) for better appearance. They look good now, but will cleaning the feathers with soap and water or whatever improve the look?

Need some advice


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Clean before

This response submitted by Frank Kotula on 7/30/01. ( basswtrout@aol.com )

If your tail feathers are dirty I wash them before I mount them. It's a lot easier this way.

You can also try to steam them too.

Always wash...

This response submitted by CUR on 7/31/01. ( )

Tails before mounting......lol. The oils which birds produce and apply to their feathers to keep them waterproof and in good condition will alter in time, collect dust, and make an otherwise good mount look shabby.

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