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One more thing-oils

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by Rhino, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. Rhino

    Rhino Too many irons in the fire will put the fire out!

    You should ALWAYS ask you supplier of tans, "is this tan cationic, or anionic"? (besides knowing when to neutralize)

    Anyone know why? Just having fun and good discussion.
  2. Wild zone

    Wild zone New Member

    Beside one being positive charged and the other being negative charged , what is the advantage and disadvantage of each? ( without giving away the answer of course ).

  3. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I would say that some oils are good with one and not the other.
  4. Rhino

    Rhino Too many irons in the fire will put the fire out!

    Yall are both right to an extent.

    Opposites attract. WE learned that early in life.

    If the tan you regularly use is CATIONIC, like Lutan and aluminum sulphate, you need to use a anionic, or a anionic-non-ionic blend. Your oil bonds to the tanage.(in simple terms)

    A synthetic tan is ANIONIC and dictates the use of a CATIONIC oil, or at the least a non-ionic oil.

    If these basic rules are not followed, your results are NOT NEAR reaching their potential.

    P.S.. Thick, heavy skins, also will achieve their best results when the oil contains a solvent. Some suppliers carry this oil.
    The solvent helps to carry the oil deep into heavy or hard to oil skins like gators.
  5. Wild zone

    Wild zone New Member

    Yes! That makes perfect sense. Opposites do attract , and will acheave what we are looking for . You have just taught me something else... And the PS message makes perfect sense also, the solvent helping the oils penetrate thick hides... Thank you Sir ..
    This is a great place to learn and good people to learn from !!!