Submitted by Rich on 2/16/01. ( )

I have a tanned cape I was going to mount and decided I'd shave it down thinner should I re-oil, (the white color is all gone)

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Please excuse my assumtion.....

This response submitted by Rob Patton on 2/16/01. ( )

But I must assume that you already shaved your cape thinner after you tanned it. If all of the white is gone that is a good sign that the tan did not penetrate entirely through the skin. I would allow the cape to tan more and assure that it is white through out, then re-oil.


This response submitted by Dave at VanDyke's Taxidermy Supply Co. on 2/16/01. ( )

Hello Rich,
It would be a good idea to re-oil your cape.Many times, it'll take 2-3 oilings to thoroughly pennitrate a skin. By re-shaving, you've probably removed the majority of the oils that you have already applied.I would definately re-oil!

Have a great day,


This response submitted by Rob Patton on 2/16/01. ( )

Before the Spelling Police jump me let me correct my spelling of assumption. I humbly apologize for my lack of knowledge of the English language.

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