Im a enthusiastic but worried beginner in using Lutan F as a tanner.Have 10 salted sheepskins and two just ready pickling.One I left in the pickling 5 days, the other 2 days.Ive tryed to find out how many days the skins should stay in Lutan F, but cant really figure that out.Have seen different reciepts.The skins are now in the solution, and Im afraid I will destroy them by tanning them too short or too long...Does anyone have a goo response?
By the way,Thanks for the responses about Skins washable after using Lutan F!
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I'd tan the skins for 48 hours (2 Days) Move the skins around occationally to make sure the tan reaches all parts of the skins.
Thanks Coyote for helpful advices!Ive been looking some times today to see if there were any answers,and since it is some timelaps between Norway and USA, I got more and more sure my skins would get destroyed.
If you follow the directions for Lutan-F it says no more than 24 hrs. I sure as heck would not leave them in the tanning for 48 hrs.
Read the directions again. It says to allow the skin to soak for 24 hrs. for coyotes, fox ect...deer moose and elk require 48hrs. And the rams and sheep I mounted all came out alright.
I used the BASF Manufacturers instructions which are also the same instructions from Van Dykes. WASCO also says to pnly pickle 24 I think. I pickle for 72 hrs +