George

Submitted by Chuck on 12/3/04 at 8:14 PM. ( ) 24.154.39.13

George,
I read several places on here, that you skip the pickle when you use a brush on tan. I have two deer capes I want to tan for mounting. I used the pressure washer to get the fat and meat off. They really are clean ( really white). The pressure washer makes quick work of an otherwise mundane task. In your opinion if I skip the pickle and brush on the McKenzie Tan, could I expect good results?

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Are the hides fresh?

This response submitted by George on 12/3/04 at 10:41 PM. ( georoof@aol.com ) 205.188.116.131

If they weren't carted around in Bubba's pickup all morning in plastic bags and are fresh, that's what I'D do. But that's just me.


pretty fresh

This response submitted by chuck on 12/4/04 at 5:36 PM. ( ) 24.154.39.13

They are 2 or 3 days old. Kept at between 30 and 40 degrees. The pressure washer got of all the meat and fat. If I skip the pickle to maintain stretch will I still need to thin the cape? I don't have a flesher.


NORMALLY

This response submitted by George on 12/4/04 at 7:45 PM. ( ) 205.188.116.131

Deer skins don't HAVE to be shaved. They just work a whole lot better and the detail is more finite with shaving. You should be good.


thank you

This response submitted by chuck on 12/4/04 at 8:01 PM. ( ) 24.154.39.13

Thank you for your time.


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