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Q: Cleaning genuine mink fur coats and glazing furs at home ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Cleaning genuine mink fur coats and glazing furs at home
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: jujufurs-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 23 Mar 2004 00:45 PST
Expires: 22 Apr 2004 01:45 PDT
Question ID: 319481
I sell furs and would like to know how to clean real mink furs and
also how to glaze them so they look glossy and shiny.  What supplies
do I need, instructions for use, and where do I obtain the supplies
and instructions?  I want to do my own cleaning and glazing at my home
to save furrier's high fees.

Thank you very much.

Clarification of Question by jujufurs-ga on 23 Mar 2004 00:50 PST
I just wanted to add that when I talk about "furs" I am referring to
mink coats and jackets.  I also sell lynx coats and would like to know
just how to clean them, not glaze them.

Thank you again!  

Regards and blessings,
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Cleaning genuine mink fur coats and glazing furs at home
From: pinkfreud-ga on 23 Mar 2004 09:36 PST
"Fur cleaning is performed by hand using a fine powder which consists
of a mixture of ground walnut shells and corn cobs. This powder has a
very mild cleaning agent added to it and is delicately rubbed into the
fur. The powder removes dirt and excess oil from the coat. This
200-year-old process is the safest and most efficient way of cleaning
your garment.

Glazing is a process of bringing out the natural luster and sheen of
fur after it has been cleaned. The process involves a technical form
of steaming and ironing that will vary with each type of fur."

Here are some details about the cleaning process:

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