i am rehydrating a salted whitetail cape that has dried rock hard. i am using Rittel's ultra soft and bacteriacide.the instructions say to rehydrate for 12-24 hours.my question is, will leaving the cape in that long affect the chances for hair slippage?normally my capes aren't that hard and rehydrate quickly.my main concern is leaving the hide in water/ultra soft solution overnight.any input is appreciated
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this way you can check them if your worried during the day. I use Ultra Soft only in water, no bacteriacide, as per Bruce. Never had a problem, and yes if you fleshed the cape good prior to salting it doesn't take that long to soften up.
Hi al, I agree with Paul and just use water with the Ultra-soft relaxer. You do not need a bacteriacide added to the solution. You can remove your hides as soon as they are relaxed, as some hides rehydrate faster than others. I use ultra-soft and have never had a problem. I even have use it on dried bird skins with excellant results.Good luck.