I followed all the steps I usually do but for whatever reason I let the PH in my pickle get up too high for a day or so. This resulted
in 3 or 4, 2 inch spots of slippage on the cape.
I got the PH under control, fleshed, and put it back in the pickle.
Can anyone advise if they have had this experience before and tell me if the cape is salvageable or once it starts to slip is it ruined?
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No, I dont know that the pickle pH rising caused the slippage.
Here is why I say that, I use formic Acid or Oxyalic Acid, or both should I run short on one. I buy the highest percentage acid I can find.
I run my pH at 2.5-3.5 and dont have any problems, as mater of fact I have hides been in one vat for 5 years, elk, deer, Bear and deer.
I assume you have not mounted many deer or you would have already tried to cut out the slip spots and sewn them up.
Thats the best anyone can honestly tell you.
To me sounds more of a problem salting the cape and/or having blood and body fluids pooled on the hide. No having air circulating around the hide while salting.
Last but not lest is the cape was bad when you started on it.
Thanks for the comments John, I think you misunderstood my
question but still managed to answer it!