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Online Zuma

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Pressure wash hides?
« on: November 10, 2017, 12:59:31 pm »
Have any of you folks tried this? I may give it a go.
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Online Mo_coon-catcher

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Re: Pressure wash hides?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2017, 01:04:18 pm »
I've never tried it, but I've heard it works very well. Just gotta get te feel for removing the fat without tearing the hide.

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Re: Pressure wash hides?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2017, 01:18:24 pm »
Paul Semp does it. 
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Offline Stoker

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Re: Pressure wash hides?
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2017, 01:21:49 pm »
I tried it in September when a friend gave me a hide.. Works good, messy and wet but good... Wear a rain suit..  As Kyle stated gotta get the feel.. It did a nice job.. I think my washer is 2250psi
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Re: Pressure wash hides?
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 01:30:13 pm »
I personally love doing it versus by hand. I have an old workbench that I lay the hide flat on and use spring clamps to pin it on one side. that way you can hold the pressure washer on a severe angle so you're basically peeling the fat and flesh off  and not shooting at it straight on. Be careful around holes. Also it's very messy. Whatever's in line of you shooting up to 30 feet away will be covered in flesh and meat. Once you get a feel for it you can easily flesh a hide in less than 10 minutes

Offline Outbackbob48

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Re: Pressure wash hides?
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2017, 01:41:28 pm »
How long for the cleanup :( Bob

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Re: Pressure wash hides?
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2017, 01:42:07 pm »
Paul's backyard fence will never smell the same again  ;D
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Offline S.C. hunter

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Re: Pressure wash hides?
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2017, 01:51:52 pm »
I first started pressure washing deer capes in a taxidermy shop. Makes them very clean.  I also trap, and use it for small animals. It is especially good for fatty animals, like coons ,beaver. Saves a lot of time.
You do have to develop a feel as how to hold the angles, and such. You have to be careful around the edges of the hide, especially places like the belly, where it is thinner, it will cut through.   You will get messy!

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Re: Pressure wash hides?
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2017, 02:09:10 pm »
Wow what great replies. I got a huge invasive honey suckle bush in mind for back stop.
At least it won't stink so bad next spring. Thanks a bunch folks.
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Re: Pressure wash hides?
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2017, 10:01:56 am »
I haven't tried it yet Zuma other than many years ago on a cow hide. Started out just trying to get the manure off but realized it worked great for fleshing to. I plan on trying it this year on some deer and bear hides. It's a messy job however you do it.
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Re: Pressure wash hides?
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2017, 11:04:58 am »
That's how the professionals do the alligator hides down here.
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Re: Pressure wash hides?
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2017, 04:58:59 pm »
That is slick!
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