Fur Bleach

Submitted by Keith Daniels on 1/28/1999. ( arlcape@bright.net )

If you remember a while back, quite a while, there were questions about bleaching. At that time I said Knobloch's was going to be working on a new bleach. Well, after a couple of months, we're finally done with some testing we did here in our shop. We had two L. S. Mountain goats, and one L. S. Dall we were testing it on.

The results on the goats were fantastic. The bleach took the yellow tinges out of the hair on the normal problem areas, even the knee caps. The flesh areas weere still a little carmel colored so it wasn't a real harsh bleach. The wool of the goat was a real bright white once it dried, and it still had the nice, soft, live feel, not that stiff dried out feel you get with a harsh bleach. They are working on putting this on the market righ now, so if you have any interests in it call Knobloch's at 303-666-9045 and ask for Mark, oh yea, it's very simple to use too.

The Dall didn't do quite as good, do mostly to the fact that it had been tanned for quite a while, and we were dealing with blood stains. They are working on another product for the blood stain, but that's still in the experimental stages. Since this other product isn't a bleach, it holds promise for other easily stained, hollow haired animals, especially Pronghorns. We'll keep you posted. Keith

P. S. I don't have an MSDS sheet on this, but I still wouldn't drink it!

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Fur Bleach

This response submitted by Ken on 2/12/1999. ( wolf1373@aol.com )

We use a prduct called Fashion Frost from a salon supplies store. This is activated with hydrogen peroxide 40% strength. Put on the hide and leave it on no longer than 10 minutes rinse off. Do again if needed. Then use a good hair conditioner mixed with water to a liguidy solution and rub it in the hide and leave it on for about 15 minutes and wash the hide in Dawn soap hang to drip. The hair should be nice and soft. We've had good luck with this process so far good luck I hope this helps.
I welcome any remarks or problems with this process.
Thank You
Ken
The Taxidermy Studio
Dupont, Pa.
Email address is wolf1373@aol.com


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