Bruce or anyone need help with EZ100 IS THIS NORMAL!

Submitted by larry on 01/27/2004. ( )

is it normal for the flesh side of skins to turn kind of a pinkish color when they come out of the EZ-100 tan. also i have noticed when mixing the EZ-100,when its first put in the salt & water it turns the water milky then after it sits awhile it turns the color of watered down tea is this normal?

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you can't just put a raw hide in the tan

This response submitted by . on 01/27/2004. ( . )

you have to pickle it....don't know where you got your instructions.....

yes the hides were pickled

This response submitted by larry on 01/27/2004. ( )

with safety acid


This response submitted by Jack F on 01/28/2004. ( )

The color could have something to do with exposure to metal. I know it does turn skins pink purple color in the auto tanner where some metal is exposed from ware on the machine. Jack F.

Some of it's normal!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 01/28/2004. ( )

When you mix EZ-100 it will normally have a slight foam form at the top of your mix. Eventually it dissapates - and becomes part of the normal tea (amber) color that is very typical of EZ-100 when its dissolved.

If however - your skins are turning out with a pink color to the leather side after tanning - that indicates an exposure to metal! In fact if there is a lot of metal - it can even turn darker into a purple color. Check your container. Dont use any devices to hold the skins under - even nails used to hold a cross-piece together can react. Dont use a rock! Or screening! Avoid tanning near a Grinding machine. And if you use an Auto Tanner - make sure the lining is still intact.

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