Tanning Oil not working?

Submitted by Chris on 12/22/05 at 1:54 PM. ( ) 70.131.81.178

I used the small mammal tanning kit from Lutan-F, followed the directions, but it has been about 1.5 weeks since I have put the tanning oil on the hide (raccoon), and the skin side is still very moist and oily feeling.

What did I do wrong?

Can I fix it?

Thanks.

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Too much oil

This response submitted by mark on 12/22/05 at 2:06 PM. ( ) 67.106.41.67

If you applied too much oil then you can tumble it in a sawdust drum to help clean it. If you are to mount it the drop it in a bath to rehydrate/wash then mount it.

You can wash it even if its for a flat skin in some Kemsol Degreaser then drain, at this point you may need to lighly oil it. As it dries it may get stiff thats why you may need to re-oil but very lightly. Also did the kit inclued any degreaser or did it tell you to. Coon should be.


Degrease

This response submitted by John on 12/22/05 at 4:43 PM. ( ) 68.206.82.222

Did you degrease the hide before you tanned it?


Yes, I did

This response submitted by Chris on 12/22/05 at 5:42 PM. ( ) 68.79.62.7

I did degrease it, but I may not have degreased it properly....


Oil

This response submitted by John on 12/22/05 at 6:45 PM. ( ) 68.206.82.222

What kind of oil did you use?


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