bought super solvent from WASCO but didnt come with any directions,i want to degrease some skins?need help.
Return to Tanning Category Menu
Rittels Instructions for using Super Solvent (#SS-618)
This is the product that leaves your greasy skins ìSqueaky Cleanî! When it comes to dissolving fat, dried-in grease and natural oils -- this product is truly a SUPER SOLVENT. It"s a must if you are tanning Bear, Beaver, Raccoon or other greasy skins. It dissolves the fat and opens up the fibers so that the pickle, and later, the tan, can penetrate deeply. We treat all of our furs and skins with this product to ensure a thorough tannage. It is also an excellent degreaser for bird and fish skins too!
SUPER SOLVENT is biodegradable. This is a very environmentally safe product.
3 Methods for using Super Solvent
1. After relaxing the skins, and prior to placing them into the pickle - wash them in a SUPER SOLVENT bath for 30 minutes. Then rinse, and place them in the pickle.
2. When your skins have been thoroughly pickled, remove them, drain and shave. When shaved, wash them in a SUPER SOLVENT bath for 30 minutes and return them to the pickle.
3. When your skins have been thoroughly pickled and they are ready to pull out for tanning, add SUPER SOLVENT directly to the pickle and let the skins soak for 30 minutes before removing them.
Regardless of which method you prefer to use -- mix your bath using the following formula. To every 1 gallon of water (or pickling solution) add 4 ounces (by weight) of SUPER SOLVENT. If a weight scale is unavailable -- measure the correct amount of SUPER SOLVENT using 7 level Teaspoonfuls or 2 fluid ounces in a Measuring Cup -- both are equal to 4 ounces by weight.