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Feather Cleaning

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by BowDeadly, Feb 14, 2021.

  1. BowDeadly

    BowDeadly "LIFE IS GREAT" It's better with a bow

    I have a 50 year old crow in perfect condition but dusty looking. They use to sell a product called feather duster I believe. Spray it on and dust disappears. If I remember it was brake cleaner. Does any one know where or is there such a product now.........Thanks
     
  2. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Just use an actual feather duster..or a microfiber duster
     
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  3. BowDeadly

    BowDeadly "LIFE IS GREAT" It's better with a bow

    I WAS GOING TO WASH IT IN THE WASHING MACHINE AND THROW IT IN THE DRYER.
    50 YEARS OLD I'M SURE DUSTING IT WILL WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. You could try using a pressurised inert gas like nitrogen obtained from canisters to blow the dust off. Air from an air compressor that has passed through a moisture filter may be effective also. This would only remove surface dust that has not adhered to the crow ie. moisture that has settled with dust to form mud.
     
  5. Jim McNamara

    Jim McNamara Well-Known Member

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    You can use air carefully to get rid of surface dust, just keep the direction with the lay of the feathers. I would try the brake cleaner in a easy to hide spot just to see what it might do to the feathers.
     
  6. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    windex on a kleenex