tanning ?

Submitted by tj on 02/21/2004 at 12:04. ( ) 24.55.161.249

when tanning thin skin furs,can i take them out of the pickle after 3 days then degrease and wash and then go straight to neutralizing ?i will not be shaving them,so is puting them back in the pickle for an additional 2 weeks important?thanks

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What acid are you using?

This response submitted by MichelleW on 02/21/2004 at 12:31. ( blacktail21@hotmail.com ) 209.214.64.156

I would like to know what pickling acid are you using that requires the hide to be in it for 2 weeks? MichelleW


Rittels

This response submitted by tj on 02/21/2004 at 12:44. ( ) 24.55.161.249

im using saftee acid


Tj

This response submitted by Frank E Kotula on 02/21/2004 at 16:59. ( basswtrout@aol.com ) 172.134.105.163

I use Saftee Acid and you don't need to keep it in there for two more weeks. Not sure where you got this from but all you need is to soak for another 24 hours and your ready to drain and neturlize. From there you can tan.


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This response submitted by Paddy on 02/25/2004 at 17:42. ( spideog7@yahoo.com ) 212.2.171.88

Can you use water from Peat Bogs to "Vegetable Tan" hides/pelts.
Does it contain enough tannin?
Does it contain any other chemicals which may harm the skin?
How can i measure for presence of Tannin ?
How can i measure Tannin levels?
Thanks Paddy


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