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Borax With Wet Tan

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Kt taxidermy, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. Kt taxidermy

    Kt taxidermy New Member

    Hey just a question. Can I use borax as I’m fleshing if I plan on wet tanning a deer shoulder mount?
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  2. PensivePronghorn

    PensivePronghorn Member

    Yes you can. Borax just acts like chalk for boxers gloves, it keeps things from sticking together and inhibits bacteria growth. Just be sure to rinse it thoroughly before applying your pickling/degreasing solution and tanner product. Hope this helps!

  3. Kt taxidermy

    Kt taxidermy New Member

    Sure does. Much appreciated!
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  4. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    As stated wash it good prior to the pickle it’ll cause havoc on your pH if you don’t.