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cowlicks

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by archeryshooter, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. archeryshooter

    archeryshooter New Member

    I have tanned my own deer hides for years and all of a sudden I am getting cowlicks on my capes I believe are from the tanning. I wash my hides first in dawns and rinse in clean water then put in formic pick at 1.5 to 2 ph overnight then flesh on machine and put back in overnight again then I take it out and neut with baking soda for 5 min then rinse with clean water and let drip dry the apply liq tan and roll up and freeze seems like any where there is a fold is were the cowlicks show up at times.
    I would appreciate any help or ideas
     
  2. dozier

    dozier New Member

    Next time drain towel dry allow tan to penetrate for a few hours then freeze , or better hang and let dry .
     

  3. JLong

    JLong Member

    Give it a quick rinse before neutralizing and I think you should be neutralizing longer than five min, closer to 30 to 45.
     
  4. WBB793

    WBB793 New Member

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    Are these mechanically pickled?? Dont shave down then re pickle in the drum

    After shaving go to tan or let sit in static pickle