How Long can I leave McKenzie brush on tan on a deer cape?

Submitted by mike on 1/27/05 at 11:20 PM. ( )

can I leave the McKenzie TAN ON the deer hide for a couple of days
it says 5-6 hours. Just wondering if an extended period of time would have any effect on the hide.


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you can leave it on the hide forever if you want to....

This response submitted by Griz on 1/27/05 at 11:40 PM. ( )

but theoretically it will have absorbed all it is going to take in by 5-6 hours and any excess oil can be done away with. But if you are going to mount it a little excess can't hurt right? That's what i figure.

Work for Whole Skins?

This response submitted by AlabamaDan on 1/28/05 at 8:10 PM. ( )

Is this McKenzie stuff work well for tanning my deer skins with the hair on? It's basicially a big cape right? Would it still be soft? Sounds easy enough to use,

Step 1: Flesh
Step 2: Salt
Step 3: Pickle
Step 4: Neutralize
Step 5: Membrane
Step 6. Rinse
Step 7: Bruch on McKenzie Tanning
Step 8: Work? (aka Stretch as it dries)

Do I have it right?

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