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Pro-maxx tan

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by Redfisher, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. Redfisher

    Redfisher New Member

    How many of you guys use this product? Read about it the other day on Facebook and one gentleman said his whitetail capes turn out fine. I would love to start tanning my own hides to speed up my turn around time and this product sounds like a good start. Anything I should beware of before proceeding with pro-maxx?The good bad and ugly ? I've never tanned a cape before so I'm brand new at this and getting geared up for turning my small business around to maximize my profits and customer satisfaction with quicker turnaround times. I would like to get my capes back faster and the only way I can speed that up is to do it myself and pro-maxx sounds like something I can handle by not having to salt down the hides, .....
  2. try tru-bond.

  3. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I would go with a tanning kit from a supplier. Tru bond, EZ 100, Liqua tan, Pro 1, and Lutan are all good choices. I have experience with Liqua tan, EZ 100, and Lutan, however, I hear only glowing reports from Tru bond and Pro 1. Headquarters and McKenzie have their own kits that I have not used and have heard mixed reports.
  4. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    Paul is a good and very knowledgeable person when it comes to tanning chemicals and has chemists working with him on making products.
    He is looking into the home tanner on helping them create a tan that will work for the home tanner that doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out on how to tan.
    Now it's very hard to replace a good tannery as we say are you a taxidermist or a tannery lol (hmm I'm both ) but many like to try it out. He's product are taxidermy friendly and you must follow like any other tan the directions he gives you.
    With that said yes do try it and if you like what you get out of it use it.
  5. DancingCoyote

    DancingCoyote Member

    Never heard of a 2-in-1 tan until now but since its from Pro1, color me intrigued.

    I haven't used Pro1 chemicals yet but just based on all the glowing reviews, I'd trust them. I'd say go for it- try it out for yourself and see how you like it. Their set of instructions look simple enough for a beginner to get a good tan. Or go with a tanning kit like Trubond or EZ 100 (personally, Mckenzie Tan really left a bad impression on me).

    Starting tanning for the first time is rough but having a really good set of chemicals to start with certainly doesn't hurt. Just make sure your first lot of skins to tan are ones you don't care too deeply about and maybe not customer hides until you get a better hang of what you're doing- more often than not you're gonna screw them up in some way starting out due to the initial learning curve.
  6. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I didn't realize that Pro maxx was from Paul. I would not hesitate to try it.
  7. armedic67

    armedic67 New Member

    I just did a deer with the pro-max. I really liked it, had very little shrinkage around the eyes and it pretty much stayed where I set it. plus when I painted the eyes it was very little work needed. Really easy to use. Just one word of caution; don't get caught trying to put the cape in your wifes new washer to spin it out after neutralizing, I couldn't figure how to get it in the spin cycle and the small trail of water got me. ;D
  8. very good tan as all his products are and ive used them all from Paul