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Best way to clean up a poorly preserved skin?
Posted 14 September 2007 - 09:29 PM
Not sure on where to put this, or a good topic name, but here goes..
Just picked up a wood duck skin, looks like it was a recent kill, it was not taken care of properly It was treated with something, not sure what, but it appears to have turned into small globules of grease, and the worse part is, it have stained much of the feathers yellow . I've tried a mild bath of dish soap, and it did remove some of it.
Any thoughts on removing more staining without further damage? anyone have an idea of what was used so i can avoid ever using it? the flesh side is still pretty greasy, but preserved sort of ok... I'm going to pick up some 20 mule team tomorrow, and try to save it as best as possible..
Posted 17 September 2007 - 03:03 PM
Posted 23 September 2007 - 10:12 PM
"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".--Thomas Jefferson
There is no such thing as a blank day for a fisherman. It will be saved for him by the white-throated weasel, who watches his fishing from a hole in the wall under which is lying a fish that refused all flies; or by the excitment of identifying insects; or by the apple-bloosom in a nearby orchard; and no one would call that day a blank on which he has seen a king-fisher." -- Arthur Ransome Rod and Line, 1929
Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:43 PM
missed the replies, didn't consider white gas, I'll have to rob some lantern fuel from somewhere and give it a shot, I've got it in fair shape now except the stains, about 60% of the yellow stains came out.
Thanks for the suggestions.