I have some skins I need to rehydrate to tan,a raccoon,and a fox.I have a jar of Enzol-B I got for such things,but have never used it.I also have a calfskin that was tanned (method unknown),but is stiff.I thought I would rehydrate and reoil it .How well does this stuff work on any of these?
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The Enzol B will work fine on skins that are hard to rehydrate, once they have been in the soak overnight then place them in the Enzol B solution for 2 to 4 hours. Pull then go to the acid pickle. This will break down non tannable proteins and will work in to the fibers of the skin opening them up, it will also make them easier to shave. On the skin that has been tanned you will use just plain water in a spray bottle lay the skin flat and flesh/skin side up and wet it down till its just damp not soaked. Then warm up some of our Tanning oil # 1 and apply it to the skin very lightly, do not use too much. This can also be thinned with mineral spirits by 25 % then applied also. Let it sit overnight then work the skin a little the next several days, if the skin is thick you can sand it down before wetting and oiling.