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Cleaning capes

Postby kygobbler » July 14th, 2012, 11:16 pm

I have 3 turkey capes hanging on the wall that needs a good cleaning. Does anyone know what I can use and do to get the capes to look like they did when they came off the birds. They are not in bad shape but just need a good dusting and something to put the shine back in them. I tried using the brush attachment on the vacuum cleaner on them gently and it did ok but not quite good enough. So if anyone has any tips Im all ears.
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Re: Cleaning capes

Postby Cut N Run » July 15th, 2012, 7:05 am

Have you tried one of those swiffer dusters? I use one on the fans & deer head I have in the man cave and it does a pretty good job.

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Re: Cleaning capes

Postby misoiltester » July 15th, 2012, 7:06 am

I just use a "feather duster" .. works great, and what could be better :lol: ;)
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Re: Cleaning capes

Postby turkey junky » July 15th, 2012, 11:10 am

i know my taxidermist in KS said a feather duster & after you do that & get all the dust off u can take a wash cloth & put a lil wind dex/water soulution beleave it or not on the wash cloth then wipe it down??? i have never tried it so do that at ur own risk but they said it makes ur mounts deer & turkeys shine???

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Re: Cleaning capes

Postby kygobbler » July 15th, 2012, 9:45 pm

Thanks for the tips. I will give the dusters a try. I have a cape out in the building that I messed up on while capping and try the windex on it just to make sure.
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Re: Cleaning capes

Postby turkey junky » July 16th, 2012, 12:41 pm

yeah i would try it on a old cape i know they said u do not want to saok the feathers down so let me know if it works we have major construction going on at my home & i will have to dust my half body wall mount when all is done

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Re: Cleaning capes

Postby Bobbyparks » July 16th, 2012, 4:47 pm

Just saw this since the email

I thought you were talking about cleaning one right after caping...so...don't put it in the bathtub as earlier mentioned :)

as mentioned ......feather duster or swiffer normally works well enough....if water becomes involved you'll just need to blow dry it
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Re: Cleaning capes

Postby turkey junky » July 16th, 2012, 8:06 pm

also forgot to mention a can of air that the use to clean camera lenses & what not will also come in hnady sometimes more if you have a turkey head to clean they become hard to clean in cracks & around eyes nose ETC...


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