Only mounted 2 elk so far, using liquid tan, both elk had strong
elk odor when dried. I prefer to use the liquid tan again, but am wondering if an extra step will rid the elk odor. Any tips are appreciated.
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Tell use first on how you prepare the cape. This way we can see what you have missed.
Elk cape was salted, drained, fleshing wheel 'fleshed', then eyes,ears and lips split, placed in pickle for 3 days, washed in knoblocks Kemal-4 , drained, shaved on wheel, then liquitan , rolled
and frozen untill mount day. After drying, and finish work, 'elky'
smell exists, I would like to eliminate this odor on the 2 elk capes
recently brought into my shop. Any ideas ? Help !
Splitting the eyes, ears and lips should have been done before salting!
I don't know about the stink, but I would'nt Liqua-Tan anything
larger than a small mammal.
A good commercial is preferrable.
I've never used Kemal-4 but it is a detergent/degreaser which
should be used before the pickle. Maybe the stink is locked in by your pickle.