Greasy Fur

Submitted by Albert Crigger on 02/21/2004 at 08:43. ( ) 152.163.252.165

I finished chrome tanning a red fox and the fur around the back and tail area feels greasy. I washed and rinsed the hide before and after putting it in the tanning solution. What can I do to take away the greasy feel?

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Dry Clean it!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 02/21/2004 at 09:33. ( rittel@mindspring.com ) 207.69.139.136

Take a plastic garbage bag - put in some sawdust - put in some Odorless Mineral Spirits (enough to dampen it)- then put in the skin and tie it off! Then bounce it around for 5-10 minutes - take it out and blow it off! It should be fine.

PS - Odorless Mineral Spirits can be found in Hardware stores as Paint Brush Cleaner - just check what it contains - it should list it as OMS!


Thanks for the info.

This response submitted by Albert Crigger on 02/21/2004 at 17:49. ( ) 152.163.252.134

Thanks Bruce. I'll give it a try.


dry clean.

This response submitted by eric on 02/21/2004 at 18:38. ( beartrapman@webtv.net ) 216.114.124.121

hi. albert..
mineral spirits may dry it too much!. try using a little naptha and warm water. im sure you'll like that formula better!
eric


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