I am wondering if any of you have ever used a three step wash instead of pickling hides. I took a taxi course and the instructor had us mount every animal without pickling. We would flesh, salt, rehydrate then wash with skin prep, germicide and deoderizer; then rub in tanning oil and mount. Could mount a deer in two days but then have to wait a month for the mount to dry before finishing. Have to say they turned out pretty good but my question is - would the skin prep we used be the same as skin prep nbu. I don't know because the bottles were relabled with his own labels. If so what would the germicide be? Just wondering because I purchased some of these products from him and am not sure if they are usable in any other process other than his.