is it possible to retan a bear hide

Submitted by Bill on 01/25/2003. ( ) 216.221.81.99

i don't like the way it turned out can i pickle and retan with another method

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Yes.......But!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 01/25/2003. ( rittel@mindspring.com ) 165.121.140.28

Yes you can - but first you must degrease it (to remove as much of the tanning oil as possible) and then rehydrate it (pickle it again)!
Dont try this if you Chrome tanned it! Chrome simply wont wash out! EZ-100 is also another difficult tan to wash out! Only try doing this if you originally tanned using Alum or Lutan F N. They can be washed out after its in the pickle for 3 days using a detergent! Then tan the skin again and oil!

It would help to know what kind of tan you did that you want to re-tan!


This is what kind of tan

This response submitted by Bill on 01/25/2003. ( ) 216.221.81.99

it was lutan f and i want to use alunimum sulphate instead with glyercine


Glycerine is a "Non Drying" oil!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 01/26/2003. ( rittel@mindspring.com ) 165.121.136.13

Yes you can do it - but why Glycerine? It never dries. In fact heat and stress like you get on a belt will drive it out! Instead choose a good Alum tanning oil. Our Lite-Oil is a great Alum Tanning oil. Sorry - but Glycerine is not a good choice.


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