Oil Ingredients?

Submitted by Jim on 2/20/00. ( Cote27 )

Does anyone know what tanning oil is made up of and can you make it yourself with readily available ingredients?Thanks

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Check with Breakthrough!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 2/20/00. ( rittel@ici.net )

As far as I'm concerned, a good tanning oil is better left to Chemists and Labs to manufacture. To make it soluable it must be treated with acids, so it has a charge. Ordinary oils simply do not penetrate unless treated. I did an article for Breakthrough titled "Why Tanneries are so Successful - They use a good Tanning Oil". In it I tried to provide an in depth discussion on oils. It may help you. Why not call them for a back issue on it? I hope it can help answer your question.


This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 2/21/00. ( rittel@ici.net )

P.S. - That was in "Issue 51 - Spring 1998". Breakthrough's phone # is (800) 783-7266.

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