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Freezer Burned Cape.....Help

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Second Mouse, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. Second Mouse

    Second Mouse New Member

    I have a cape that has been freezer burned/dried, looking for advice on how to handle it. The hide between the antlers and the last 1/3 of the ears are the worst. I managed to get the cape off the carcass with no damage but could only turn the ears about 2/3 of the way. I'm wondering, if I go ahead and flesh it and put it into the pickle would it rehydrate enough to work with? I appreciate any insight.
  2. Do you have a pressure washer? If not turn what you can and put it in the pickle. you may need a syringe and inject the the dry area, just keep working it is will soften.
    Skin a little more as it softens.

  3. Second Mouse

    Second Mouse New Member

    Thanks John, I do flesh with a pressure washer, except using a mini around the face. I think I am gonna do that, flesh and get it into pickling and work what it lets me.
  4. jorgy

    jorgy Member

    Stop Rot
  5. Jim McNamara

    Jim McNamara Well-Known Member

    Try to inject warm water into the ears on the back side in a couple places. I use stop rot for this with good success but if you don't have any I use water and sometimes a bit of soap in it. Once you get the liquid into a spot you can work it around the area using your fingers to put pressure on it and spread it out some.