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Pressure Washing

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by Twin6144, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. Twin6144

    Twin6144 New Member

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    What is the minimum psi to buy for pressure flashing a Turkey skin? Thank you
     
  2. 1300 psi-1350 psi just watched a video that Brian Harness made.
     

  3. Twin6144

    Twin6144 New Member

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    Thank you
     
  4. Twin6144

    Twin6144 New Member

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    Oh I see it's my friend David, Terry Winter. Hope all is well with you and your family!
     
  5. KLFL

    KLFL Active Member

    What’s pressure washing do?
     
  6. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

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    You use a pressure washer to flesh the turkey instead of a fleshing wheel
     
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  7. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I watched a video on Youtube on pressure washing/fleshing a turkey and it got it super clean. The finished product appeared to be better than if it had been done on the wire wheel.
     
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  8. Codemad

    Codemad New Member

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    Where can you view the video that Brian Harness made?
     
  9. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

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    You have to purchase it through a supplier
     
  10. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member


    Taxidermy Training Unlimited has it. The one I have is not on turkey fleshing though. It's on bobcat fleshing. I don't remember seeing one from him on turkey fleshing.
     
  11. AFTHUNT

    AFTHUNT Active Member

    youtube "fleshing a turkey with pressure washer"
    all kinds of video's
     
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  12. Codemad

    Codemad New Member

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    Thanks alot guys!! Will check it out.
     
  13. jimss

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    I found only one video when I did a youtube search on pressure washing turkeys. The guy rigged his own special power washing set up with some sort of turbo tip that fans out the spray rather than a tight spraying nozzle with high pressure. He also added a ball valve lever to change pressure.

    I'm curious if anyone uses a regular power washer tip and exactly which tips work the best? It may be trial and error? The video mentions to always go with the grain of the feathers. I can see how a power washer could potentially cause problems with narrow nozzles at high pressure.

    Here's a link to the youtube video: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?...1CF2A832D0B2939D8E141CF&view=detail&FORM=VIRE
     
  14. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

    Use the yellow tip, and on gasoline washers, idle the engine down to the point you can spray your hand and it doesn't hurt. I once pressure washed turkeys, and even did a pressure washing seminar at an NTA convention years ago. I reverted back to the wheel, and continue to wheel rather than pressure wash turkeys.
     
  15. GotHonks

    GotHonks Active Member

    Either way .... Defating a Turkey .. it's a messy job:eek: ...... Hadn't had to mount a Turkey in over 10 yrs , I've got 4 this yr , finally got them wheeled and washed ... Forgot what a PITA mounting a Turkey is ... I started to blow dry them and decided heck with it .... I'm tossing them in the dryer:p ..... On med for 45 min and man .. Came out perfect feathers fluffed and skin was just fine .... I removed the wings first and set them aside they'll get beat up too bad in the dryer ....