I forgot the step of the salt solution. I salted for 2 days then accidentally went into pickle bath. I am tanning Krotan 2000. Will this create a problem. I had both ready and tubs got moved and I put into wrong tub. Didn't notice until I went to move deer cape around. I felt realy dumb.
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Did you read the Krowtan instructions? You don't need to salt the hide with this product. You also do not need to pickle it. Those are 2 of the advantages of Krowtann. Don't make it tougher than it really is.
I assume the salt solution you are talking about is the rehydration step? If so, you are going to have a tough time with the hide when it comes to thinning it. I would suggest taking from the pickle and soaking it in a salt water solution for a few hours. It's going to be tough to rehydrate but any little bit will help.
Wouldn't it rehydrate in the pickle? I just been adding the extra steps to be sure I don't create extra problems. I just recently stopped using DP on my capes.
If you follow the directions you will not have problems. I doubt the skin was flint hard after just 2 days, so you are probably ok.
Thanks for your imput. I just do a couple dozen heads a year for friends and family. I have been doing it for about 15-20 years. I am no expert at it. I enjoy doing it as a hobby. I have a friend that does it full time and that is too much work for me.