Is it too late to tumble?

Submitted by todd on 12/7/05 at 11:13 AM. ( ) 65.245.13.218

I recently tanned two bobcat hides using 'Deer Hunter's tan' it's from cabela's and comes in an orange bottle. The hides tanned well but they are very hard. Is it too late to rehydrate with water and tumble dry? Will this help make them softer? Thanks for any help.

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Did

This response submitted by John on 12/7/05 at 8:34 PM. ( ) 68.206.84.184

you oil the skins and break them?


No.

This response submitted by todd on 12/8/05 at 9:11 AM. ( ) 65.245.13.218

No I did not. What oil would you recommend.


Knoblochs

This response submitted by John on 12/8/05 at 2:23 PM. ( ) 68.206.84.184

tanning oil #1 or Rittels tanning oil


Thanks

This response submitted by todd on 12/8/05 at 6:26 PM. ( ) 65.245.13.218

Thanks John, I'll try the oil. Does it hurt to get the skin wet after it is tanned. I wanted to wash it because I got some to the tanning solution on the hide and it made it oily. Thanks for your help.


Washable?

This response submitted by John on 12/8/05 at 7:59 PM. ( ) 68.206.84.184

I have no idea what the tanning ingredient is in the kit you bought but it should be ok.


Doesnt work well

This response submitted by Sam on 12/8/05 at 10:21 PM. ( ) 207.177.14.30

The Cabelas orange bottle stuff is not a very good tan. Rehydrating and breaking as it dries yields a slightly stiff hide. Tried it once after the first time it didnt even tan.


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