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Discoloring

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Taxidermistchristie, Sep 28, 2019.

  1. Taxidermistchristie

    Taxidermistchristie New Member

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    Can anyone tell me why a wet tanned hide would turn super light almost white after drying
     
  2. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    It’s supposed to be , when I tan my capes I’m looking for that bright white color , then I know it’s done right . Color usually comes from tumbling it or adding color in the tanning cream
     

  3. Taxidermistchristie

    Taxidermistchristie New Member

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    I’m sorry I should’ve specified the hair turns white after it’s mounted and dries. But only on some
     
  4. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Oh chit , yea sorry can’t answer that one , never had that happen, I’ve thought of every situation and the only thing I can think of is if you were drying them in the sun , and I dought that . Are you tanning them or sending them out , if you’re doing them , what picking agent are you using ?
     
  5. Taxidermistchristie

    Taxidermistchristie New Member

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    Yes I’m sending them off it seems that the few that have done it were velvet
     
  6. GP1419

    GP1419 Member

    If you send them out the tannery might be tumbling them in soda ash, this will leave a white powdery look after it dries, use a air compressor or leaf blower to blow them out, Barrett's fur dressing use to do that and I had to blow all of mine out, it only takes a couple minutes, you will know it if that is what it is because of the dust that comes out.
     
  7. Taxidermistchristie

    Taxidermistchristie New Member

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    Ok I’ll try that! Thank you sooo much!!!