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Best solvent for dry cleaning

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by tacklebox80, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. tacklebox80

    tacklebox80 New Member

    So I have a yote that I appear to have hit a little heavy with the leather oil. It doesn't look like it is going to absorb any more and is too oily to work (edges dried but the middle refuses). I was thinking the sawdust / solvent dry cleaning trick might help remove some. What is the best solvent to use. I did some searching.....

    Thanks in advance
  2. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    A big garbage bag with sawdust and some paint thinner will do fine. Shake it around in there for 20 min.

  3. Frank has the right idea. Follow it.
  4. tacklebox80

    tacklebox80 New Member

    So can I get the same results by using the moistened sawdust locally? Without using the bag, and applying by hand to only the oily areas of the skin side therefore eliminating having to clean the fur? Figured it might be worth a shot.

    Thank you for the replies
  5. Randy Miller

    Randy Miller Active Member

    You can get the results you're looking for by FOLLOWING THE ADVISE OF A MASTER TAXIDERMIST!! Good luck.
  6. twinrivers

    twinrivers Active Member

    Exactly Randy. Frank told you exactly what to do, just use a garbage bag man.