Reusing solutions

Submitted by Wisachgak on 02/20/2003. ( wisachgak@juno.com ) 67.233.162.118

I was reading where people were re using their acid pickle bath solutions as long PH and salinity were maintained and was wondering if the same could be done with lutan f solutions? Is it a good practice for either? It would be conservative with my chemicals. What about super safety solvent degreaser (Rittels)? Can it be re used as well?

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Not a good practice.

This response submitted by John C on 02/20/2003. ( ) 64.216.172.95

I dont reuse any, why to save a dollar? Not in your best interest.


Definetely no

This response submitted by Luke on 02/20/2003. ( ) 198.245.32.20

Any money saved would be lost in the quality of the product.


Good enough for me

This response submitted by wisachgak on 02/20/2003. ( ) 67.250.212.177

Thanks for the up front words of wisdom. Ill use a fresh solution each time.


All of the above!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 02/20/2003. ( rittel@mindspring.com ) 165.121.137.244

It's not good to reuse your tanning solution. I dont recommend it. First of all - the tan should have been depleted and you have only a very small Salt content left. It's difficult to measure the Salt accurately and re-strengthen it. And you would have to totally replenish the tanning agent. If you use too much Salt then your finished skins may "weep" with moisture on damp humid days.


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