How Long To Tan Each Animal In Lutan?

Submitted by Gene on 03/07/2004 at 13:35. ( )

OkCould someone list the approx times for each of the animals here to tan in Lutan F or most tans? I understand that Van Dykes has a paper that comes with Lutan order but I want to write these down.Your help is much appreciated.Yours truly,Gene

Red Fox Time?
Elk Cape?
Bison Cape?

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call Van Dykes

This response submitted by john w. on 03/07/2004 at 14:33. ( )

Gene,I soak my whitetail capes for app. 16-18 hours.I'm sure on smaller skins it would be a shorter time.Give Van Dykes a call,their always very helpful.

Do them all the same - 16-20 hours!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 03/08/2004 at 02:01. ( )

Tan them all the same! It doesnt make sense to stand there and pull them out as they appear tanned - too much work! Make it easy on yourself and simply stick by 16-20 hours. That way they will all be tanned and you will not have over tanned them.

Sure - the thinner lighter stuff will tan first - but leaving them there until the thicker fleshed pieces have tanned wont hurt them!

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