Tanned fox hide is greasy

Submitted by Michelle W on 2/20/05 at 1:42 PM. ( blactial21@hotmail.com )

I just tanned a fox hide and put it on a strecher to dry...I took it off a few days ag and notice it is still greasy....Heck i washed it 2 x.....onnce in Kemal 4 and basycril NB-KU and again in Dawn. Well now it is tanned...id their anything I can do to save it?


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Michelle, you're guilty......

This response submitted by George on 2/20/05 at 4:14 PM. ( georoof@aol.com )

And believing it. Kemal 4 is a good detergent, but if you read the label, you'll see it has a low pH. The higher the pH, the better it degreases. Wash it again with some Dawn if you DON'T have any Epo-Grip Bloodout/Degreaser or Eliminator from Van Dykes. Keep the water warm to assist you in the process.

Even after it is tanned?

This response submitted by MIchelle W on 2/20/05 at 10:39 PM. ( )

OK...the fox hide is already tanned and dried....I didn't realize it was still greasy until after it was dried. I can still wash it and re dry it? It won't wash the tan out? I tanned it with EZ-100. Yeah i am guilty George...I didn't know that the higher PH the better it would degrease....hmmm. I learned something new today! Thanks,

Michelle W

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