Hello! I am hoping for some suggestions. I have gone through the process of pickling/ tanning and the hair is now “shedding”. I wouldn’t quite call it “slipping”, but perhaps that’s what it is. Back story: My dog of 11 years died in the aftermath of a car accident (slipped out and onto a very busy highway). We were prevented (by the PD and fast moving traffic) from recovering what was left of her body - she was small at 12 lbs. However, I returned to the site 2 days later and scoured the roads in search of anything. What I found, and all I found, was her fur - 5 small-ish pieces and 1 larger one). The temperature had been in the high 30’s and there were no obvious signs of decomposition. I brought it home, scrubbed with Dawn, salted, and ordered a kit from Trubond. The fur was well-fleshed from being on the road, but was covered in oil/grime. Followed the instructions from TruBond: Rehydrate: Lipasolv 55, salt, water Pickle for 48 hours: citric acid, salt, water + lipasolv 77 (degreaser). Maintain ph btwn 1.5 and 2. Remove from pickle, shave (at this point I applied stop-rot - a little too late, but figured it wouldn’t hurt) Return to pickle for 24 hours. Neutralize for 30 min: salt, baking soda and water Tan with TruBond 1000 Oil with Lubri-stretch 2000 The small pieces: all things considered, they turned out fine. The skin is thin, but the hair is tight. As for the large piece (back skin): This piece was heavily coated in oil/dirt. I worked on it, but throughout the pickling/ tanning process it was caked with grime. Only after it was tanned, was I able to shave and remove most of the "road". However, by this point, the roots were exposed. Needless to say, the hair is loose - light “shedding”, but not falling out in clumps. I realize exposed roots would cause this. But I am also wondering if pickling the skin before removing the oil/ grime would prevent the pickle from penetrating thoroughly? If that’s the case, would it make sense to start over with the rehydrate/pickle/neuralize/ tanning steps, since now most of the dirt/ grime has been removed? Or would doing so create more problems? Any other ideas?