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#3237861 - 05/03/13 08:50 AM Cleaning a Deer Mount
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Any suggestions on the best way to clean and maintain deer mounts? I have a couple mounted in a foyer that have become pretty dusty and I finally got the ladder inside and took them down. Other than a vacuum and a brush, what would you recommend?
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#3237891 - 05/03/13 09:19 AM Re: Cleaning a Deer Mount [Re: Bodeanie]
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my taxidermist always told me to spray a little Windex on a paper towel and wipe them off gently
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#3237916 - 05/03/13 09:37 AM Re: Cleaning a Deer Mount [Re: BuckNrut]
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I will tell you one thing, do NOT take them to a laundrymat.

Talk about some strange looks from some strange people......geez...
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#3237920 - 05/03/13 09:40 AM Re: Cleaning a Deer Mount [Re: Tennessee Todd]
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Pressure washer is a bad idea.
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#3237925 - 05/03/13 09:43 AM Re: Cleaning a Deer Mount [Re: BuckNrut]
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 Originally Posted By: BuckNrut
my taxidermist always told me to spray a little Windex on a paper towel and wipe them off gently
X2 and take a cue tip with windex to clean the eyes.

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#3237932 - 05/03/13 09:46 AM Re: Cleaning a Deer Mount [Re: Wells Taxidermy]
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Leaf blower not so good either.
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#3237933 - 05/03/13 09:47 AM Re: Cleaning a Deer Mount [Re: Wells Taxidermy]
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My guy told me to wipe your hands over it every time you think about it, and the oils from your hands will help keep it conditioned.
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#3237935 - 05/03/13 09:47 AM Re: Cleaning a Deer Mount [Re: Bodeanie]
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 Originally Posted By: Bodeanie
Any suggestions on the best way to clean and maintain deer mounts? I have a couple mounted in a foyer that have become pretty dusty and I finally got the ladder inside and took them down. Other than a vacuum and a brush, what would you recommend?


fresh light bread works great, just wipe mount with it, you will be very surprised how easy it works and how good your mounts will look
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#3237938 - 05/03/13 09:48 AM Re: Cleaning a Deer Mount [Re: in the dog house!]
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 Originally Posted By: in the dog house!
My guy told me to wipe your hands over it every time you think about it, and the oils from your hands will help keep it conditioned.


Yeah til the local insane asylum shows up at your door with chains and a white coat because your neighbor called them complaining about you always petting your deer mounts.....

Pressure washer is a much safer bet.
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#3237941 - 05/03/13 09:49 AM Re: Cleaning a Deer Mount [Re: Tennessee Todd]
Happy Birthday in the dog house!
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 Originally Posted By: Tennessee Todd
 Originally Posted By: in the dog house!
My guy told me to wipe your hands over it every time you think about it, and the oils from your hands will help keep it conditioned.


Yeah til the local insane asylum shows up at your door with chains and a white coat because your neighbor called them complaining about you always petting your deer mounts.....

Pressure washer is a much safer bet.




LMAO!!!! Now thats funny \:D
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