Hey guys.. I ran into a problem yesterday and was just wondering if this has happened to anyone else to see if I can pinpoint the culprit of my problem. While washing a mallard skin yesterday I noticed that the skin became very thin and delicate as the washing process went on. Lately I've been using the method on Matt Smith's DVD which is basically just a series of washing in cold/warm water with Dawn, then a wash with detergent (I used Oxi Clean), and then a final washing with hot water and Dawn for 5 minutes with many rinses in cold water. So far all my ducks have come out great using this method but this one something very weird happened. By the time I was done washing and starting to sew up any holes I noticed that the skin was very thin and even see through and holes were forming everywhere mostly around the heavily quilled breast and neck areas. Almost like it was dissolving or being eaten away.. I did wheel this one a bit thin but it was a normal skin before I washed it. I've been doing birds for many years now and have never run into a problem like this. Even when I used to soak them in solvent and now washing in just water with soap, never has anything like this happened. Does anyone have any ideas on what might have caused this? Could it be the Oxi Clean?