Is a pickle required.

Submitted by Brett Piersall on 01/05/2003. ( brettandsandy@hotmail.comI have ) 208.19.107.206

My ? is a pickle solution required.I have instrucions for a pre tan bath that uses 2lbs.salt ,2tbs.lysol and 3 cups white vinegar per gal. water.I'm using Bollmann's tanning cream,and have had good results.I have not used a pickle solution yet. thanks Brett

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No

This response submitted by shooter on 01/05/2003. ( ccannon@telepak.net ) 66.175.168.86

No the pickle is not required.... BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Lysol is no longer a recommended. The chemical that was in lysol that made is useable is no longer there.. Check the Search Button and type in lysol, you will find lots of info on why not to use it.


Yes you have.........!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 01/05/2003. ( rittel@mindspring.com ) 165.121.138.181

That pre-tan you described sounds very much like a mild Pickle type of solution.


Perfect!

This response submitted by os on 01/05/2003. ( oldshaver@yahoo..com ) 65.90.144.144

Not knowing you are already using a mild pickle is a perfect argument for the benefit of sending your skins out to be tanned. Your time would be better spent doing what you know best, Taxidermy.


Only a hobbyist !

This response submitted by Brett Piersall on 01/05/2003. ( brettandsandy@hotmail.com ) 208.19.107.182

Just wanted to clear up that I'm just a hobbyist tanner.I have only tanned 2 bobcats 1 coyote,1 fox and am working on another fox.thanks for the info guys.


Only a hobbyist !

This response submitted by Brett Piersall on 01/05/2003. ( brettandsandy@hotmail.com ) 208.19.107.182

Just wanted to clear up that I'm just a hobbyist tanner.I have only tanned 2 bobcats 1 coyote,1 fox and am working on another fox.thanks for the info guys.


Only a hobbyist !

This response submitted by Brett Piersall on 01/05/2003. ( brettandsandy@hotmail.com ) 208.19.107.182

Just wanted to clear up that I'm just a hobbyist tanner.I have only tanned 2 bobcats 1 coyote,1 fox and am working on another fox.thanks for the info guys.


Assume

This response submitted by os on 01/05/2003. ( oldshaver@yahoo..com ) 65.90.145.248

Assumed you were a taxidermist. We all know what assumptions will get you. Good luck!


hobbyist

This response submitted by Brett on 01/05/2003. ( brettandsandy@hotmail.com ) 208.19.107.209

Should i rinse skin after this pre tan bath


hobbyist

This response submitted by Brett on 01/05/2003. ( brettandsandy@hotmail.com ) 208.19.107.209

Should i rinse skin after this pre tan bath


hobbyist

This response submitted by Brett on 01/05/2003. ( brettandsandy@hotmail.com ) 208.19.107.209

Should i rinse skin after this pre tan bath


Pickle

This response submitted by Leather Neck on 01/06/2003. ( ) 152.163.188.198

As has been well pointed out by these pro's...you are already in fact using a mild pickling solution. Vinegar being a weak organic acid aka Acetic and will give a gentle pickling effect. pH is important in any tanning processes and i suggest you get some pH paper and check your pickle solutions, etc. Even when just a hobby..there is always a chance to learn. Take care and best of luck.


Brett

This response submitted by The Rookie on 01/06/2003. ( mossvike2000@yahoo.com ) 64.12.96.78

Take a minute and look through the archives and I think you'll find the many advantages that become prevelant with a good pickle. But as tha master (Bruce Rittel) has said ,you're already using a mild form of a pickle. Hobbyist or not, so many things can be easily achieved by simple investigation. I think you'll like the results from simply trying a couple little things (safetee-acid). Happy tanning-Jeff*


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