SUN TO DRY??

SUN TO DRY??

Submitted by RAUL PEÑA on 8/2/99. ( )

I have a question that i dont know if is bad to lay the skins flat
to the sun after being oiled from ( 3 to 8 hours ) meanwile on the
sun i spread more diluted oiland, in this process of dryng i sperad
the extra oil on some the parts of the skin where there is an exess
in odrer to get it eaven, the temperature is generally hot 90 i try not
to mdry the skins 100% the i drum them, some times they get hard and
that is what i dont like, on the rehidratation process it take lots of
time to rehidrate, i sundry the skins because if i dont do it it takes
from 3 to 6 days to dry and i dont like that.
if any one can help me i will apreciate a good way of oiling.
thanks RAUL

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Very Risky!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 8/2/99. ( rittel@ici.net )

Some Tanning Oils are not lightfast. Or to say it another way - sunlight makes them change color and quality. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND DRYING THEM IN SUNLIGHT! Sunlight also fades coloration in furs and hairskins. I would guess its from being exposed to Ultra-Violet light. Also - you may loose TOO much water from the skin, which may be the reason they are difficult to rehydrate. Hopefully, you use the Old Universal method to rehydrate. A handful of salt per 1 gallon of water, soak the skin, after 30 minutes, remove the skin, place it in a plastic bag while its dripping wet, and refrigerate overnight, the next day it should be ready!


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