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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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.
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.
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 for your time.