rehydrating hides for rugging

Submitted by Kent on 1/29/06 at 1:38 PM. ( )

I am thinking about starting to do wholesale rugging and was wandering what is the easiest way to rehydrate the hides keep in mind I am not going to know what kind of tan it is most of the time.I have been told that you can do this without adding salt and by using a relaxer and bacteria aid in the water is this true.

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Keep it simple

This response submitted by Roger H. on 1/29/06 at 3:00 PM. ( )

When rehydrating hides you don't need to use anything in the water. To keep the weight and mess to a minimun, don't soak the whole rug hide in water, lay it out on the table and sponge your water on the tanned side until rehydrated, then fold up and sweat as usuall.

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