Neutralizeing ???

Submitted by Jack Froschauer on 9/7/99. ( )

Going through the tanning process using Lutan-F. After the pickle stage it says you need to neutralize. The steps say to add one teaspoon of baking soda to clean cool water every 15 minutes until ph is between 5.0-6.0. Then let hide sit in this for 30 minutes. My question is do you prepare the water to a ph of 5.0-6.0 then put the hide in or stick the hide in the water then add baking soda every 15 minutes until ph is correct.

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This response submitted by frank on 9/8/99. ( )

Yes prepare the water first and then soak the cape in it for the time limit. But check your water PH first. Some tap water runs at a high ph level and some at an acid. I've found out that mine can change from day to day.

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