shrinkage after tannin (ez tan)

Submitted by tod on 5/7/06 at 8:18 PM. ( )

i have a buck cape that measured 17in before i tanned it is now 16in, i tan with eztan pickle with saftee tan. do i just need to stretch it more i worked with it a little, is this typical to happen after tanning? should i expect to lose an inch or should it be the other way around gain an inch.

thank to all in advance

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This response submitted by lee on 5/7/06 at 8:23 PM. ( )

well was it shaved? if you didnt shave well youll lose more than an inch. if shaved well you can gain several inches.

did you oil skin

This response submitted by terryr on 5/8/06 at 12:48 AM. ( )

i gain as much as 4" after oiling skin and letting it set overnight


This response submitted by joe on 5/16/06 at 12:03 PM. ( t )

i have noticed that when a cape is a little tight after tanning < i use citric acid , lutan , and a quality oil > i can get that measurment i started with by giving them a day or two in the fridge rapped up in a bag . an extended relaxing period < never had a problem doin it that way> good luck!

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