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Discussion in 'Tanning' started by chris f, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. chris f

    chris f Guest

    How long should I leave stop rot on the hide before I put it in the pickle bath. The skin is already ruff fleshed. I am using stop rot for the first time. Any of your advice is greatly appreciated.
  2. Hogger

    Hogger "The Gipper"

    Did you salt the hide and let it sweat? You should do that first, after you flesh. STop Rot is great as inurance against slippage and its good to "soften" tissue to make fleshing easier. But there is no need to "treat" your cape with stop rot as a process prior to pickling. If it is fleshed and was salted, Wash it out with a bacteriacide and some Kemol 4 and put it in your pickle already.

  3. chrisf

    chrisf Guest

    I am going to use krowtan to tan the hide. I have used it now on 5 hides and it has worked great. The hide I am going to use the stop rot on is a hide that I received in not so good condition. While I was fleshing it I noticed a lot of loose hair and I put it in the freezer. I still need to turn the ears and I did not want to chance it without using a product such as stop rot to stop the slipage.
  4. Glen Conley

    Glen Conley KARMA GOOSE R.I.P. 2006-2006

    Chris, details help in getting an answer.

    The best odds on this one would probably to be to take it out of the freezer, thaw enough to get STOP-ROT brushed on the flesh side, and on the hair side of the ears, both on the backs and front and down in the ear canal too. Then put it back IN the freezer. Three days at least, longer would probably be better.

    Sometimes, just brushing it on and giving it an hour to work is enough, you have to play that part by eye, but the freezing really seems to help the most.
  5. chrisf

    chrisf Guest

    Thanks for your advice. I took the hide out of the freezer and as it thawed I brushed stop rot on the entire cape. I noticed that some hair on the face was coming out almost like it would wipe off if I rubbed it. I hope the stop rot will stop this. Any ideas? Thanks