rehydrating a salted cape

Submitted by lp on 03/09/2004 at 20:43. ( ) 67.74.248.164

im about to try to tan my first hide. i ordered krowtann to try it with. it seems simple to do. my problem is i've been searching to archives for a way to rehydrate my cape thats been salted complely rock hard. i find lots of ways to rehydrate a cape thats already been tanned but thats no help. could i just soak it in water with some sort of antibacterial agent then staight into the tan.

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lp

This response submitted by Bruce on 03/10/2004 at 08:35. ( ) 209.86.135.56

Hides which are properly cured with clean salt normally have no need for a bactericide in the water. If you suspect excess bacterial growth prior to salting, feel free to add a bactericide. You don't even have to add salt to the rehydration solution. Because, of salt already in the skin.


bruce

This response submitted by lp on 03/10/2004 at 17:07. ( ) 67.74.249.236

so just a just a clean water soak to losen up the hide wold work then


Ultra Soft

This response submitted by Wayne R on 03/10/2004 at 21:42. ( therodds@msn.com ) 65.128.20.103

Ultra soft from Rittels does a great job relaxing skins that have been salted and dried.


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