Can i use lutan f in my auto-tanner?
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I'm not sure I have the answer for but I have been doing research on this very idea. I have just purchased an auto-tanner as well and have been experimenting. First off all the auto-tanner "speeds up" the pickle process by the use of a pressurized tank. So when you put a hide in the tanner you are essentially just pickling the hide but at a much faster rate. Lutan-F is a tanning agent. My feeling is you still need to go ahead with your pickle then come back and soak the hide overnight in Lutan-F. Don't subsitute Lutan-F in your auto tanner for you pickle.
We have also recently purchased an autotanner and in my opinion the best I have tried is the crystals that come with machine. I have tried 2 other types of tanning in it and have come to the conclusion that the Alum tan is the best for the Autotanner. Although I have not tried Lutan in it so cannot give an explanation of results but the stuff I have tanned using the tanning crystals have been excellent. No salting or pickling of course and following the instructions. I have also used Ez-100 with good results. Good luck to you, MarkV.
Makes a real soft hide with a good tan. No pickling or salting needed! 8oz. per pound of hide. Leave in tanner longer and get a better/softer tan. Might want to use liqua tan or liqua soft after words for an added measure. Good luck.
We have tested our PARA TAN tanning agent in the machine and
have had great results. Steve has tested it as well and
liked the results.
Hey, I tried relying on my memory and it's pretty much non-existant anymore! Ha. Anyway, my apologies. Here's the recipe.
Use 1 oz. lutan F per pound of wet hide. (avg. 8 lbs.) Use 5 gallons of water and 3.5 pounds of salt. Pressurize and tan. Overnight makes a real nice tan. You can put a light coat of liqua tan on afterward and it'll make a real nice soft tan. I think you'll be really happy with the results. Good luck.