I have used my Auto-Tanner with both the crystals that come with the machine and Krowtann with VERY good results. However, I was wondering if anyone has ever mixed up a pickle (such as Saftee Acid) and put their skins in the tank with a pickle only? The reason I ask this is because I want to do a few capes with Liqua Tan. I was just curious as to if the tank would "speed pickle" the capes like it tans them? Anyone ever try it? How were the results?
Or should I just forget about it and go back to pickling the old way?
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I use the auto tanner with a formic acid pickle. I then use McKenzie tan. It does speed up the pickle process. I'm not exactly sure how much because I always leave mine in longer then necessary. I'm sure it will depend on how many you do at once and what types of hides.
I saw awhile back I think it was in Noonkester Supply catalog a pickle formula for using safetee acid in the autotanner. If you e-mail Bruce Rittel he would surely give you the directions.Rittel@mindspring.com. I have used both formic acid and safetee acid in the machine with good results. It does speed up the process by days, Mark