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Quick question about oiling

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by josh s., Nov 16, 2011.

  1. josh s.

    josh s. Active Member

    Quick question about oiling . I have been using tru bond 1000 pickling with citric. Before I mount is it necessary to oil? I haven't been doing this and was just curious to the pros and cons.....also if you are oiling what are you using? Thanks!

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  2. josh s.

    josh s. Active Member

    Re: Re: Quick question about oiling

    By the way I have read numerous posts on this including the one right below concerning the bobcat. I am doing deer hides for the most part. I don't have any cracking issues from the past deer I have done.

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  3. Are you using the brush on or the submersible? Brush on has the oil in it. Submersible yes.
  4. josh s.

    josh s. Active Member

    Re: Re: Quick question about oiling

    Brush on is the 1000....i think sub is 2000.....whatever the numbers yes...i am using brush on. I got a little worried.....i have only done a deer and a bear and boy did they set up and dry fast. they look fantastic but I was starting to think I was supposed to oil them prior to mounting. Thanks!

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  5. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    No need to oil for mounting. I just did over 50 deer with tru-bond 1000 and had no issues with the tan. Plenty of stretch easy to work with. Just mount them and very little shrinkage as with all good properly taned skins. If you want an oil then get the tru-bond 1000b that has oil in it.
  6. These are the directions that came in the Coon Hollow Kit that i recently purchased from Fosters with the trubond 1000:
    (Please note that these are the instructions directly from the kit and have not been modified in any way, and start after the pickling and degreasing steps have been completed)

    Note: Oil application-No mixing or dilution required.
    1. For best results, warm the TRU-BOND 1000 SLIGHTLY, NOT OVER 90 Degrees!
    7. Apply a thin layer of TRU-BOND 1000 to the entire skin.
    Do not puddle oil. Let Skin set for 2 hours.
    OPTION #1. Roll skin up skin to skin put in plastic bag and place in
    refrigerator overnight. Mount the next day! Skin can be lightly
    washed before mounting in a solution of 1oz. Dawn or 1/2 oz. of
    LIPA-SOLVE 55 and 1/4lb. of salt per gallon of water.
    OPTION #2. After 2 hours of sitting time hang the skin to dry 1-2
    days, then rehydrate in the same solution as above
    wash, pull, drain, then freeze or mount.
    The skin can also be dried completely, and properly stored, for
    rehydrating and mounting, at a later date. For a rug or wall hanger
    after hanging to dry overnight take the skin down and stretch in all
    directions hang skin back up and let thoroughly dry this may take 1-
    2 more days take the skin down and give it more stretching time the
    final stretch being for width. YOU ARE DONE!"

    Hope this helps, i find this extremely easy to use especially easy on back hides with minimal breaking!