Pickle acid choices...need advice, please

Submitted by Tricia on 02/20/2003. ( )

My question concerns pickle acids. I'm tanning using Lutan F. Would it be alright to use an acetic acid? Which, as I understand it, is white vinegar.

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This response submitted by John C on 02/20/2003. ( )

Yes. ph 0f 2.5 or below

citric acid works well

This response submitted by bill b on 02/20/2003. ( )

citric acid works well and is safe to use. i use citric and lutan-f and have had real good luck.

acids and tans

This response submitted by JLJ on 02/20/2003. ( )

Iprefer oxalic acid when using LUTAN F. However,if you haven't given KROWTANN 2000 a try you need to it's easy to use and yields one of the best tans I've seen. Do not tumble the hide though it loses stretch if you do,it's truly a wet tan and should be mounted so.

pickling oxalic

This response submitted by owln hogan on 10/04/2003. ( owln@sbcglobal.net )

I use to use oxalic acid, lysol and salt for my pickling soultion, but it has been about 4 years since I've done any tanning, now I have 2 black bear hides to tan and i can't seem to find my formulas, can any one tell me it seem like it was
1gal water
1tblspn lysol
2lbs salt
with a PH of 2.5 to 3

after pickleing
rinse in solution of baking soda and water

the tan in Zink sulfate,
and i cant recall the zink formula either.
please help
I use to get very good results with this, and I know I have a copy of it some where. thanks , owln

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