I'm doing my first yote rug and I think I'm stuck. It's been tanned,washed with dawn, rinsed, dried to the point of still damp, and oiled.I let it sit for 2 days to start drying before I was going to break it.Now though, It smells like urine.My question is can I shampoo it even though it has been oiled, and if so do I need to re-oil it before continuing to break it?Thanks Everyone.
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your flurting with losing it for sure.
too many steps. and in the wrong order too i fear.
you must follow proticol.
let me clarify, I tanned it the same way I have every deer I've done. It's not slipping, and it is breaking just fine, it's just that it smells. It didn't smell as strong while it had the tan on it but it sure does now. I finally found in the archives that alot of people use febreeze. Going to have to try that.(The tanning method I have used is from Van Dykes)
that works good. i like to use odo-ban from sams. but if you relax your yote. before you start you tanning run. that is the best time to deodorize.
see the acid mix can set the odor, the alkaly will deminish your odor. its getting late to alkaly now. but odo ban or febreeze should help
this will make it so sweet smelling it will make you sick on the other end of the spectrum -works great - i would do it now and let soak for a couple of hours and then dry and keep on going with the steps you are taking - probably wont need to reoil but not sure
I too have had a few yotes, coon, and fox that reak of urine. I give them a light mist of STOP-ROT on the fur side, rub it in with my hands, and let it sit for about 15min, then wipe the fur side down with a damp rag or sponge. It will still have a slight hint of urine when it dries but it is very mild. I started doing this after some of my customers told me they didn't like the smell of some of the other stuff I was using to mask the odor.
Some of the things I have tried but my costomers don't seem to like are; Pine-sol, cedar oil, fabreeze, leather scent (like what you would spray in your car) and fabric softener.
C'mon now! it's a fur! What should it smell like? Have a good one! Joe