oiling hides after auto tannining

Submitted by Ron on 01/23/2004. ( )

I just tanned some caribou capes in my auto tanner for the first time. I used the crystals that came with the machine and the capes are as flexable as raw skins and I was just wondering if it's really neccessary to oil these skins. Also there is no mention in the directions about neutralizing with this formula. Is this also unnesssary. Thanks

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No neutralizing

This response submitted by Todd B on 01/24/2004. ( )

I recommend oiling. Mainly because it says to in the instructions I was given. I would not want to take the chance of not oiling. Better to be safe than sorry.

Todd B


This response submitted by roger on 01/24/2004. ( )

Oiling fills the fibers that have been flush of all thair natual fluids.A must for good leather.


This response submitted by Laurier on 01/25/2004. ( houlel@onlink.net )

you only need to oil if you are duing a dry tan as in a rug. You do not oil if you are wet tanning,as in tanning and mounting.

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