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McKenzie acid and Tan?

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by skinner26, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. skinner26

    skinner26 Active Member

    I have used formic acid and Liquid Tan for years then this season I went to McKenzie Acid and tan and seem to be getting hair slippage more. Anyone else seen this? I have seen this on 4 deer now.

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  2. hounddoggy

    hounddoggy Member

    I just mounted two with McKenzie acid and tan ( ran out of Trubond) and had no issues with slippage. I used the liqua tan once and for me, it was to stiff of a tan. To me, McKenzie tan is between Liqua tan and TruBond being far closer to liqua tan than trubond.Everybody has their brand but I've never had slippage with any of the brush ons
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  3. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Skinner, that's really not "slippage". That's hair pulling out and a pretty good sign that the hide was one of 3 things: 1)not fleshed or shaved thin enough, 2) taken out of the pickle too soon, or 3) the pickle wasn't strong enough. When a hide slips, the entire epidermal layer along with the hair sloughs off leaving a baby butt soft leather underneath.
  4. skinner26

    skinner26 Active Member

    ok thanks George I believe it was my PH. I seem to have got it under control now.

    TIMBUCK Active Member

    Formic or Citric