This was my first year trapping. I caught quite a few muskrats and was trying to tan them myself. I purchased some liqua-tan and soft tan and followed the directions on both. The furs cam out ok for my first time and both showed very similar results. but the problem is that now that I have salted, pickled, shaved, and oiled my skins, the fur seems to be oily and greasy. Is there a safe way to clean the fur so that it is soft and fluffy? Thanks.
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THis tan has all the directions on the container and will
work good with saftee acid. and any oil.skin animal of all
membrane, salt over night, shake of salt, put in acid pickle
with ph of 1.5 or close to it. acid pickle should have
1gal to 1 pound of salt in it. leave the skin in the pickle
for at least 3 days. then take it out DONT RINSE IN WATER
first neutralize it in gallon of water to 1 tablespoon of baking
soda. THen you can risnse of and brush McKenzie tan on the
skin and wait 4-5 hours rinse in water and mount or let dry and
Ill try the McKenzie tan, but in the meantime is there some safe way of cleaning the furs I have. Can I put them in saopy water? will this cause the fur to fall out? should I use mineral spirits or would this dry the skin too much? any other ideas are appreciated.