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slough stained yellow breast feathers

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by boone90, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. boone90

    boone90 Dan Hastings

    My friend shot a hooded merganser for me to mount today and it's breast is quite yellow from slough water - any way to get it out????? - any help would be much appreciated as I want to do this gorgeous bird justice.
  2. owen

    owen New Member

    I use Whink rust and stain remover. I get it at Ace Hardware. It comes in a brown plastic bottle. Probably about 6 oz. Use it on a cottonball or squirt it right on the feathers when washing. The rust or water stain will disappear. Good luck!

  3. Here's what to look for:


    Make sure to wear gloves and don't let it sit on non-white feathers very long.
  4. gpsmutt this will work on pintail and widgeon too? gpsmutt
  5. Good for all white feathers that have rust stains.

    Use it sparingly, it's essentially hydrocloric acid.
  6. boone90

    boone90 Dan Hastings

    will the feathers "fluff" up as nice as they would normally?