Hot weather tanning

Submitted by Jim P on 6/11/99. ( )

Is it neccessary to add bactericide to a pickling solution when tanning in hot temperatures, say 90 degrees when using saftee acid and tanning with EZ100. My shop is upstairs with no AC and it gets pretty warm.

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Don't waste your Bacteriacide!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 6/11/99. ( )

Don't waste it! With Saftee Acid your ph level is normally below 2.0. Below a 2.0 (0.0-2.0) Bacteria can't survive! However - the temperature is a problem if it gets that high. Normally tanning is done in the 65-75 range. I've never experimented above this range - so I really can't speculate on the outcome. I do know that Bacteriacide won't help!

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