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Waxy Cape Help

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Branden, Apr 30, 2020.

  1. Branden

    Branden Member

    I used Krowtann went through the whole process broke it some what as it was drying. Once it was fully dry I applied the oil an now the cape became waxy an wont dry....... I’m making a rug.. what can I do to get ride of the waxynes
  2. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    You need to get that oil off and we need to know what kind of oil.
    It gets oiled after the tanning process as the directions will explain this.
    Never apply oil on a tanned cape. It needs to be wet.
    So it gets hydrated by adding 1/4 lb of salt to a gallon of water plus 1/4 cup of Downey. Soak for 20-30 minutes, drain and place in bag and put in fridge overnight. Next day it should be hydrated and then you can oil it.
    When it’s about 85% dry, you can break it then to get soft.
    Next time you want to try rugs looks into either ez-100 for a soak tan or if you want rub on tan , then use tru-bond 1000b as this already has oils in it. It’s good for lightweight skins but will work on heavier but needs more work

  4. That is good advice Frank.
    as always.
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  5. Branden

    Branden Member

    Thanks rubbed saw dust on it got the access oil off.. thanks for the advice I know what not to do the next time