Cleaning mounts

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Cleaning mounts

Unread postby Taximan » Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:10 pm

Summertime is a great time to clean mounts. It's simple. Deer and any birds use windex on a q tip for the eyes and windex on a paper towel and rub dust off. Yes a vacuum with bristle brush works, but you must be careful some animals hair are brittle as antelope, caribou, and moose are. Once a year is all you need. Your local taxidermist might suggest other things as well. Just a simple tip from a taxidermist. Hate to see mounts slowly get ruined. Also, mounts in direct sunlight fade over time and get bleached out. Thanks for your time, Randy Kuntz
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Re: Cleaning mounts

Unread postby Dastunz » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:46 pm

Thanks randy, great tip.
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Re: Cleaning mounts

Unread postby 55project » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:22 am

Yep, i'm in a Very dusty old farm house and i usually clean them once or twice a year, Some years even more.
I use pledge, i spray it on a old shirt or sock ( not on the mount) and wipe it very gently. The pledge keeps the dust from acumulating so fast, my brother tells me it's not good, but i been doing it for over 25 years now and my mounts still look great ;) :D So i think i'll stick with it, plus it gives the mounts a Great shine. :lol:
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Re: Cleaning mounts

Unread postby longbeard56 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:14 am

I also use Pledge or a product like it. Have been doing so for years and It keep s the mounts in good shape for sure.
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Re: Cleaning mounts

Unread postby biggamecameraman » Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:44 pm

hey randy thanks for the write up , well done ...
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