Leaving hide thick

Submitted by AkBilly2 on 3/18/00. ( AkBillyBow@usa.net )

I want to tan a Moose hide and leave the skin thick and stiff. I plan on using Liqua-Tan to tan this hide. What kind of problems will I have as far as the Liqua-Tan penetrating the hide. I plan on pickling, and then thinning the hide a bit, but want to leave it thick overall.

Any opinions on the best proceedure? Is there a rule of thumb as to a thickness you should not exceed? How will I know if the solution has soaked down far enough?

Thanks for the help,


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This response submitted by Frank on 3/19/00. ( basswtrout@aol.com )

Get a hold of Mark at Knobloch's. He'll help out more on Liqua-tan and the thickness of your hide.

It will penetrate

This response submitted by Mark on 3/20/00. ( knoblochs@worldnet.att.net )

The Liqua Tan will penetrate but slowly if its thick. You will
want to heat up your oil and you will need to apply a little
more than normal to get proper coverage. Yes if the skin is
left thick it can be a little stiff. You can follow up with
some Tanning Oil #1 or Liqua Soft.

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