tanning a deer hide

Submitted by Terry on 02/23/2003. ( )

I am using JRTS tanning cream for tanning a deer hide. after I am done tanning, what type of tanning oil should I use to soften the hide for a rug? Is tanning oil #1 ok to use with JRTS cream? I appreciate any feedback.

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cream tan

This response submitted by johhny on 02/23/2003. ( )

cream tan is not meant for rugs it will never stay as soft as you would like it will only get hardeer with time. cream tans are topical tans best used for mounts i use it all the time .

deer rug

This response submitted by adam on 02/23/2003. ( )

use the tanning oil that rhinehart sells and you will be fine on that deer rug,just break it over a dull edge do this several times as its drying you need to break the fibers of the hide .it will stay soft if you do this.ive done it .its been a couple years and its as soft as day i did it.

breaking is the key

This response submitted by John W. on 02/23/2003. ( )

Terry, tanning oil#1 is fine with this cream tan, the key to a soft hide -no matter what tan you use-is the breaking of the hide .I have hide's done with Liqua-Tan, that are as soft as the one's that I have tanned with EZ-100 or Lutan-F, the key is to start working the hide's before they dry hard,hope this helps.

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