This has been the first year that I started mounting deer for others. I did about 15 or 16 this year. I have mounted a few here and there for myself for a few years and I have had great results. I was trained, so I feel like I havent done anything wrong to cause this but when I mount a deer (Using Pretan 110, and Liquatan), As I prepare the cape, the hair holds very firm. After about a day of drying though, the hair will slip bad if I do very much grooming or handling. Is this Normal? After the deer is completely dry though, you cant even pull the hair out. I have never been concerned with this because the finished product is exactly what I want. Just curious to see if this is normal. Thanks
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I could see these problems occurring if you didn't properly flesh the skin down or if you thinned it too much down past the hair roots.
No one knoes exact history of capes brought in.Your pH in pre tan should be 1.9-2.0. pH before liq. tan is put on should be 4.0.yhe people at liq. tan will give you more help! GOOD LUCK, Jim
I have a fleshing wheel... So I am confident that I am fleshing enough. I dont think I am fleshing too much because the hair is set very good after I flesh...It is only after the deer has been drying that I have problems. As for the pH, I have never checked. I follow the instructions but I think I will start looking at that more closely. Thanks again
Contact Mark at Knoblochs.
Steven, thats Mark Daniels,I guess I was thinking of Mcdonalds when I answered you.
As far as liqui-tan goes, I heard it cant be beat, for an in-house tan.
using liquatan on deer. Email Mark@Knoblochs and he will get you going right. It is probably just some small overlooked detail in your process that you need to change.
Thanks... I Emailed Mark and told him what was happening. I am using PreTan 110 as a pickle. I try to follow the exact method that Joe Coombs prints in his catalog. Thanks again
I emailed steve back problem solved, capes can be too wet and the water will just run to one spot as gravity does its job. Put a fan in your shop to help dry things out.