do you have to rehydrate with chem

Submitted by vincent on 3/13/06 at 8:51 PM. ( ) 64.12.116.203

if i have a frozen hide and i take it out flesh the rest of the way and put straight into the pickle is this okay, instead of unfreezing ,salting for two days the rehydration. if i should salt for the few day period what all can i rehydrate with thanks alot

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This response submitted by Russell on 3/13/06 at 10:53 PM. ( life_like_taxidermy@yahoo.com ) 65.12.101.47

to allways salt the skin atleast 24 hours it starts the whole tanning process and never use idone salt use only plain salt.
I only use a rehydrate if the hide has been salted for several days or dried hard. skake the salt off and mix your pickle after 24 hours.
For my rehydrate I use Relax-R from one of my suppliers but you can also put 1 Pound of salt per gallon of water and mix well and rehydrate.
Hope this helps and Im sure there is someone who knows more then me.
You can email me if you like and ill help all I can.


i never salt

This response submitted by terryr on 3/14/06 at 1:09 AM. ( ) 12.207.33.102

go straight into pickle - use both krowtann and safety acid - never had a problem yet


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