Can I use denatured alcohol to preserve fish skins or should I use methanol? I can find denatured alcohol at the hardware store but can't find methanol.
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I wanted to know if I could use denatured alcohol in place of methanol. Are they the same thing?
You can even use it full strength if you want.
Methanol is a common component of Denatured Alcohol. The Denatured alcohol *I* have is 85% Ethanol and 15% Methanol (wood alcohol). Different manufacturers have different 'recipes' for their mix.
I have been doing this for a few days and all i use is isopropyl alcohol; can be found at any food or drug store along with many other dealers.
when you can order fish tan from McKenzie Noonkester etc?
You could buy a five gallon bucket of alcohol or denatured alcohol for what you'd pay for a gallon of "fish tan". And the "fish tan" doesn't do nearly as good a job. If it came down to fish tan or NOTHING, I'd just as soon use nothing.
Have used both full stregth.Don,t use any salt on fish prior to immersing in solution,also rinse off borax.Salt & alcohol seem to cause deteriation of fish skin.