2 weeks in pickle

Submitted by Ronnie T on 3/13/01. ( )

If Cape has been in pickle for 2 weeks do i still need to return to pickle for 24 hr after i shave cape? Thanks !

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We dont know without looking at the cape.

This response submitted by John C on 3/13/01. ( )

Was your pH below 2 the whole time, was it other than citric acid?

Shave it and should you find any pink return it to the pickle.

I donot recommend citirc acid for a pickle, because it is a FOOD PRODUCT. With a very short life ounce mixed.


This response submitted by Ronnie on 3/13/01. ( )

I use saftee -acid,And yes it was kept below 2
I checked every few days.no pink anywere.

Yes - return it!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 3/14/01. ( rittel@ici.net )

Yes - still return it to the pickle overnight at the very least. Its particularly important when handling fatty animals like bear, because shaving sometimes removes fat deposits which impede the penetration of chemicals and opens up the fibers, and the small extra time in the pickle after shaving ensures that its equally acidified and will evenly tan all over the skin. I would do it even for WT Deer capes or skins - just to be sure!


This response submitted by Ronnie on 3/14/01. ( )

Thank you all

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