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Dehairing hide

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by Huggs, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. Huggs

    Huggs Member

    Can you dehair a hide after it has been tanned. If you can ,would you use lime the same way you would a raw hide.
  2. Bruce_Rittel

    Bruce_Rittel Consultant Services

    It is extremely difficult. I wouldnt recommend it. However, if you want to somehow manually cut the hair from the skin and then sand the hair side to a suede - that would be you're only option. Trying to lime it wont work on tanned skins.

  3. erwinhusni

    erwinhusni New Member

    You could shave it as you shaved your moustache...
    ;D ;D ;D ;D

    I the true feeling Bruce's words that is difficult to eliminate the hair from skin that has been tanned.
    At least, after being defeated the grain skin will be broken and the hair follicle was still being in pores.

    Also after defeating it you must refine with sandpaper, that too was still being seen the hair follicle.
    Possibly when in the paint with the pigment seldom will be overcome...
    good luck with your project.....