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