i recently home tanned a bear with the new McKenzie tan and put it the freezer waiting on my form,when i take the skin out of the freezer to rehydrate to mount is it alright to wash and use degreaser again. i used tannery degreaser in the pickle but want to make sure.thanks for any info
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What are you talking about rehydrating. If you used the McKenzie tan, after 5 hours, you were supposed to wash it off, towel it dry and then freeze it. If you did that, you have a wet tan awaiting your form and simply by thawing it out, it will be ready to mount. If you degreased it during the pickle, neutralized it as required, tanned it, and then washed it, there really isn't much purpose served by degreasing it again. If it wasn't properly fleshed initially, nothings changed there either.
should have said thawed but didnt,every thing was done as said but just wanted to know if it would hurt to wash again-- thanks
there is a good chance of ruining the bear hide if you degrease at this point.
Theres no need to wash it after applying the tan. Just tumble. You couldnt tan it properly or effectively if it was not degreased. Hope it turns out great for you!
appreciate all answers good and bad ---thanks