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Washing Fur? #328068
09/08/07 11:22 PM
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Do any of you wash your fur with shampoo? I figure once you get a muddy coon, you gotta rinse and dry him anyhow, why not take a few minutes with some cheap shampoo? Will it improve the grade? Mayve even some conditioner

Re: Washing Fur? [Re: Paul Rutgers] #328078
09/08/07 11:35 PM
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I have but now I mostly use a little dish soap. And I don't use very much as you don't want to remove all the natural oils your fur may have.







Re: Washing Fur? [Re: Bushmaster] #328083
09/08/07 11:41 PM
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I use dish soap also, and with coyotes I put in fabric softener after I rinse the soap out, and then rinse well.


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Re: Washing Fur? [Re: ] #328088
09/08/07 11:46 PM
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I wash all fur my excluding the small stuff, cold water and a little liquid soap. First impressions by the graders are important, the better your fur is presented the higher the dollar value.

Re: Washing Fur? [Re: Pete] #328129
09/09/07 03:16 AM
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I use dawn dish soap. Washing really makes on difference on your long fur.

Re: Washing Fur? [Re: NDtrapper] #328164
09/09/07 07:38 AM
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cold water and woolite.

Re: Washing Fur? [Re: mcr] #328171
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I wash all my coyotes with woolite. Doesn't make em dull like dish soap and gives the hair a "poofier" look. Muddy coons are usually caught near water for me. I just grab a back leg and submerge it in the creek or whatever and swish it around awhile. If I wash a coon in a washing machine like a coyote I do it before I flesh it. I don't use soap on coons. If you flesh it first the leather will be dirty looking. Coyotes I flesh first then wash. Then you don't get the animals own grease on the fur.


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Re: Washing Fur? [Re: mcr] #328205
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 Originally Posted By: mcr
cold water and woolite.
Just what MCR said. No soapy mess to rinse.


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Re: Washing Fur? [Re: Dead Coyote] #328219
09/09/07 08:56 AM
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all my yotes get the washing machine, a little "Horse and Mane" shampoo, and two cycles of rinse (one with conditioner, one without). My yotes consistently grade higher.


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Re: Washing Fur? [Re: mark] #328498
09/09/07 01:55 PM
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What's woolite...is it a brand name, or what??

And I assume its in the laundry department of the stores ??







Re: Washing Fur? [Re: Bushmaster] #328506
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 Originally Posted By: Bushmaster
What's woolite...is it a brand name, or what??

And I assume its in the laundry department of the stores ??


Ask the female of the house or call your mom.lol

Its like a laundry soap for delicate stuff. Doesn't cause slippage or doesn't suds up, rinses clean, cleans blood right out of the fur and gives it a nice look when dry. A little goes along way.

For canines after drying I also spray a little something extra on it to give the fur a good shine.

Re: Washing Fur? [Re: ] #329229
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I'm confused. (big surprise, right?) At what point do you wash the hide, before or after fleshing? Then it's gotta dry before you stretch it, right?

Re: Washing Fur? [Re: TrapperJake] #329270
09/10/07 08:58 AM
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This is the order I do it, just one way of many, Spot rinse any large mud clods, skin, wash, wring-whip the water out, let dry under fan, when just damp, flesh and stretch.

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