slipping fox fur

Submitted by Julie on 10/21/05 at 8:10 PM. ( )

I started to tan my fox with a kit called Johnny thorpe's indian tan 6 days ago, I followed directions and am now losing fur. There were no instructions about a pickle solution first. So I'm concerned that I didn't get the pH low enough before going into the tanning solution from the kit. There were also no ingredients on the package, but I bought it from Gander Mountain so I thought it would be safe to try. I have read the archives and am wondering if I can start over at this point. I'm a beginner and just want the fur intact. Thanks for your help.

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This response submitted by oldshaver on 10/21/05 at 9:11 PM. ( )

My thoughts- your fox is probablly a lost cause, especially if its a grey. You picked a hard skin to tan, for a beginner. Did you pickle? Ph or not enough salt in the pickle was probablly your problem. If using a submersible tan, and you didnt pickle, you messed up. Starting over is probablly not going to work, but you dont have anything to loose.

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