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    Default Treating turkey feathers

    What do you use to treat turkey feathers?
    Last edited by sammyben; 01-17-2012 at 07:55 PM. Reason: spelling

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    I use Krylon workable fixative. It comes in a can like spray paint. You can find it with the art supplies. Use it outside or in a well ventilated room. I spray a short burst on both sides of the feather. One can will treat a bunch of feathers. I think I've had the same can for 4 or 5 years.
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    I'm sure there are better products out there, like the one flyman mentioned, but I use Testors clear spray lacquer.

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    Thank that is what I wanted to know.

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    Thumbs up Hey Flyman

    What is going on Flyman? Going to be at Troutfest this year? I need a few laughs. I am behind.
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    Don if I'm lucky enough to be invited, I'll be there.
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    I second Flymans choice of Krylons workable fixative.When I started tying in 1992 the first book I bought was AK Bests Production Fly Tying and he recommended it for use on turkey feathers.I recently found a pair of feathers that were sprayed with it in 94 and the fixative on them is still tough and pliable.Splendid stuff in my opinion.

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