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Reshaping Tanned Fur

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by ruskket, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. ruskket

    ruskket Member

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    Recently got a nice tanned cinnamon black bear pelt but it was tanned with the ears still turned. The leather is stiff so I can't turn them right side out. Can they ears be rehydrated so I can turn them back out?
     
  2. Mike Powell

    Mike Powell Well-Known Member

    Yes. Soak them in water for an hour or so. if it’s still to hard to turn, with the ears wet, wrap the head in a plastic bag, then put the whole thing in a trash bag and put it in the fridge overnight allowing it to “sweat”. They should turn by morning.
     

  3. ruskket

    ruskket Member

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    Thank you!