This is my first time using safety acid I have always used citric acid in the past. My Question is should I neutralize the hides before tanning them. The reason I ask is I have talked to a couple of people that don't neutralize because their ph goes to high and they slip. I am not certain if they are using safety acid or formic acid for sure. After they tan the hides they rise them off. I have always neutralized with citric before and had no problems but like I said this is my first time using safety acid.
Thank you for the help.
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prior to tanning. I think that's one of the tanning necessities regardless of the type of acid used. If your pH is adjusted properly during the pickle it must be raised to 4.0-4.5 prior to tanning or you get a "barrier tan". The outside edges will tan but the middle doesn't.
I use formic followed by neutralize, then Lutan-F. I haven't used Saftee-Acid so I'm not 100% positive this uses the same procedure, so get a 2nd opinion from one of the tanning gurus here.
Will is correct,
You will need to neutrilise the safetee acid,
One ounce of Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Sodo) Per every onr gallon of water.I always add a bactericide to this solution.
Neutrilise for 20 min. and rinse with cold water.
Safetee Acid is a safe alternative to many of the harsh and enviormently unsafe acids out there, and is a product that we highly recomend!
If you have any further questions about the use of this product, Call me at (1-800)843-3320 ext 105 or e-mail me at this address.
Have a good day,
Dave> VanDyke's Taxidermy Supply Co.
Chuck, ditto on what Dave said. L.O.L.