sulphuric acid and alunimum sulphate ground questions

Submitted by steve on 01/24/2003. ( )

i just put my deer hides in water and add acid till the ph is between 2 and 3,after there plump enough i rinsed and put them in water again and added sulphate tell the ph was 3.5 to 4 should i neutralize after the pickle and why,and what about after the sulphate soak, when drying are they better drying stretched and then break?

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Steve, I have a suggestion

This response submitted by George on 01/24/2003. ( )

STOP before you kill someone or kill yourself. Your two posts are so far off, it's a wonder if Scotty could find the particles. Pickles are 1 to 2 and are done AFTER FLESHING. Then they are neutralized or in some cases raised to from 4 to 5 to add the tanning chemicals. Your lime fiasco was scary enough, but you'd better take some lessons or get into the books really quick before the EPA locks you away.

it was pretty scary

This response submitted by steve on 01/25/2003. ( )

there just to much to look at in this forum to put together a good recipe and thats not including the time it would to read it all, looking for someone to give me step by step instructions,don't have the right books in the library around here


This response submitted by jen on 01/27/2003. ( )

ok , you need to do some basic tanning with safe products and get some experience and you'll do fine, i suggest, safety acid from rittles followed by there kwick and eze, its a brush on tan, comes with great instructions ,, get some disposable skins to practice on , leave the good stuff frozen till your confident.

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