New to tanning

Submitted by Chad on 11/25/99. ( CSwinford@prodigy.net ) 209.156.144.19

Let me get this right. I need to use non-iodized salt(liberally) on my hide. Then shake it off 24-28 hours later and salt again for another 24-48 hours. Then I need to flesh the hide and remove fat and the membrane. Once it is fleshed, I need to use a product such as Liqui-tan or EZ100. Is this correct?

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Add a acid pickle

This response submitted by John C on 11/25/99. ( ) 204.180.103.9

Acid pickle after the 2nd salting, it will help you flesh the hide. Then neutralize the hide. then do the tan. LIqa_tan will work fine as will EZ-100. I have done both and they both work well.

I think you need to start building your reference books will a tanning book. JC


I do it after the first Salting!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 11/25/99. ( rittel@ici.net ) 207.180.0.8

I flesh away all the membrane after the first salting. Then I salt it and let it sit another 1-2 days before shaking off the salt and drying it hard!


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