EZ-100 Minimum and Maximum tanning times?

Submitted by Leroy P. on 3/9/01. ( mtnman1020@cs.com ) 205.188.208.71

Is there a time schedule for tanning,for different animals skins?
I mean,if it is stated to leave a deer cape in for 14 to 16 hours,does it take that amount of time to tan a well fleshed,pickled fox skin? Is there a minimum time,for light skins?
ALSO,Do you rinse the skins,after comming out of the tan,before oiling?[to get the salt from the hair,that was in the tanning mix?]

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Keep it simple! And safe!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 3/9/01. ( rittel@ici.net ) 207.180.0.8

Keep it simple and safe! Develope good habits and stay with a set routine for producing the same reliable consistent results every time. I tan "everything" for 16-20 hours. That includes Muskrats, Foxes, Coyotes, WT Deer, Moose, Bison. They are all fully tanned in EZ-100 in that time. Obviously the larger thickly fleshed skins are also shaven first.

And Yes - rinse the skins coming out of the tan, and before oiling! It removes any debris as well as any excess salt.


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