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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

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

    After shaving go to tan or let sit in static pickle