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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-28-2015, 02:45 AM Thread Starter
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Bird degreaser

Hi guys ,
Starting my first ever bird mount , a snow goose. I was wandering what type of degreaser you guys prefer to use. Any tips/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-28-2015, 04:38 PM
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Re: Bird degreaser

Hi Andy,

I just started doing waterfowl last year. And have skinned and fleshed out about 10 ducks now. I started degreasing them with a wire brush about the size of toothbrush, a butter knife and scissors. Some guys can degrease a duck using just these tools, however i can not. After my birds dried the feathers where there was still some fat and membrane on the quils dried in an unnatural posistion. First thing I learned was when guys tell you to get all the fat off it means all the fat, in between quills and around the eye, everywhere. I just skined out and fleshed two scoters and decided to use a wire wheel, which was an old power drill turned upside down in a vice with a hose clamp on the trigger to adjust the spead, anyhow the wire wheel did wonders and cleaned the fat off well...just have to have the courage to try it. I'm just a hobbyist but if want to call me and talk about sometime PM me and I'll give ya my number
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Re: Bird degreaser

Wire wheel them and straight hot water with dawn dish soap
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-28-2015, 07:03 PM
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Re: Bird degreaser

Sharp pair of scissors,scrapers[something with a semi sharp serrated edge}. And a wire wheel. Matuska supply sells a pretty inexpensive one if you don't want to make your own. Multiple baths with Dawn and cool water. Shout,Era work well on tough stains. Fabric whitener [white-brite] I think is the brand name will really whiten your goose. It gets a lot of the stains out. If you have one of those rusty faced snows and you want it that way don't use the whitener.
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