residue from stop-slip?

Submitted by Judy on 12/13/2003. ( )

I used stop-slip on the head of a black bear rug. The fur is now noticably duller than the rest of the hide, with a chaulky residue from spraying the stop-slip on the fur. Anyone else have this problem and how did you fix it. I tried wiping it with a paper towel soaked with laquer thinner and didn't seem to make any difference.


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This response submitted by George on 12/13/2003. ( )

I'm a little confused. Why would you spray Stop-Slip on the head of a bear rug. It's designed to stop slippage before a hide is tanned and the normal tanning procedures will remove any possible residue. I suspect the product contains alum to seal the hair follicles, but again, after a hide is tanned, the product does no good.

I'd suggest using a cloth saturated with hot soapy water and washing the hair. Then towel dry, blow dry, and then spray some furniture polish on a soft cloth and rub it into the hair.

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