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Ronn Lucas, Sr.
Cleaning Macaw Tail Feathers
Posted 25 November 2007 - 08:32 PM
Posted 25 November 2007 - 11:12 PM
Apparently the soap isn't breaking the oil down, so I would try some lacquer thinner just a small amount to see if it breaks down the oil (works on ducks and geese skins). Then after it dries and evaporates, wash them again with hot soapy water.
Posted 26 November 2007 - 12:34 AM
Posted 26 November 2007 - 08:51 AM
1. Veniard's do a product called "Venpol" designed for degreasing skins and the like. I don't know if it's available over there but it might be worth looking for.
2. Try a non soap based detergent product like a shaving gel used in conjunction with a bristle type artists brush.
3. There is a product that is used for cleaning paint brushes over here that is water based and non corrosive, it's called "Polyclens"
4. A degreasing type shampoo, without a conditioner in it.
5. The solvent method as above, but avoid tricoethylene as it's carcinogenic.
6. After treating, then use a hair conditioner. The improvements with some can be spectacular.
7. Another method that comes to mind is to use one of those domestic steam cleaners, not a car sized one!
*. As an afterthought, how about lemon or lime juice.