I just finished a batch of pronghorn using the McKenzie tan. There is still a lot of blood staining on the hair, I expected most of it to dissolve in the pickle and rinsing stages but it is still there for the most part. What will remove it?
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Use Blood out form McKenzie. This is the produce # 451047
Why is it these questions are not ask before the pickle and tanning?
Most likely the pickle set the blood stains.
Blood should always be removed before the salting and pickle stages.
Let us know how it turns out.
will help but will also remove hair. Its better to clean it completely before pickling and during the rehydration process.
or your going to remove the hair completely from the area you brush.
Pronghorn hair is hollow like deer. UNLIKE deer, however, the hair is open ended and anytime you allow blood to saturate it, the hair uses osmosis and actually sucks the blood up the open tube of hair. I won't ever come out without shearing and that's not an option. The BEST way to handle this is inform the customer and for him to keep the hide away from pooled blood.
For any blood stains, try using the full strength solution of hyrodgen peroxide. That works well on any blood stain as it works on the proteins found in the blood. Hydorgen peroxide works well in the laundry, or anywhere you have to remove blood stains. All the best.