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soft Tanning or preserving dyed deer hair.

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by jfmustang, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. jfmustang

    jfmustang New Member

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    First off I want to thank you for taking the time to read and answer my post I will appreciate any advice.

    I dyed some deer hair strips on the hide and have been drying them with salt or borax. I woul like to have a patch of dyed hair on hide that is flexible not stiff like a have now. Is there a brush on tan that you might recomend or another process? What would be the easiest way for me to get the results I want without sending the strips to someone to get tanned? The materials will ultimately be used for fly tying, I want the pliable skin so that it is easier to work with. Thank you again for any help
     
  2. nitt

    nitt Member

    get krowtann and use that n break over blunt edge
     

  3. jfmustang

    jfmustang New Member

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    thank you for your reply, I have looked at krowtann and I was worried that submerging the dyed skin might ruin the dye job or the chemicals react somehow. Have you or has anyone here tried tanning dyed skins before? I am most concerned with ruining the dye job but I am willing to experiment.