Is it possible to get the benefits of the auto-tanner without putting it in to motion?
Such as: I put the solution in, I put the skins in, I stir, then I seal it shut, and pressurize it. Then I set an egg timer or something for the recommended amount of time.
I do not start the timer on the machine and the drum does not rotate.
Will the skins still be "power pickled" and "fast tanned"?
Can I still save an iffy cape this way?
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It may penetrait the surface but but will not treat the inner part of the hide.
Then how do static vats, which get 0-2 stirs per day, work?
Auto-Tanner does work, increase the speed of working by days.
The pickling alone can day several days and the tanning too.
The tumbling works the hide and the pressure squeezes the body fluids out, as the hide tumbles this allow the skin to suck the solution into it, replacing the body fluids with chemicals.
As you should think about this with a static vat, what works the fluids into the hides? It sit there for day, the reason you are stiriing is to make sure the cape is totally exposed to the chemical fluids. Slow procces when compared to the Auto Tanner.
I am looking for a used Auto tanner. Any out there?
I live in New England.