Preperation of a deer hide for mounting

Submitted by Joe Mirra on 12/28/99. ( )

Would like to know the best way to prepare a cape. After fleshing I salt to let dry, rehydrate with salt and water mixture - then I use Dawn dish detergent to clean the cape. Before mounting I tumble and put liquid tan on it. Some people tell me I should pickle with acid. I'm unsure of that method. Some times liquid tan bleeds through to hair. My deer heads have been coming out pretty good but I would like them to be better and would welcome any suggestions.

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This response submitted by Marc on 12/28/99. ( )

Please check the ARCHIVES, as this has been covered numerous times. If you look in the Tanning ARCHIVES, I beleive you will find all the answers to your questions. Good Luck in the ARCHIVES.

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