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Burr Removal

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Merley, Dec 18, 2020.

  1. Merley

    Merley New Member

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    So this is my first deer hide I've ever tried to tan before and when I washed his coat after brining it I noticed he is full of burrs. He isn't slipping at all and is in very good condition, he is still untanned though. I was planning to brush them out with a wire dog brush after I tanned him, but I wasn't sure if there was a better way to go about it. I am planning to tan him hair on.
     
  2. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    Use a cream rinse after the three day pickle, rinse it and back in the pickle for a day.
     

  3. Merley

    Merley New Member

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    I’ve decided not to pickle him, the pelt is already begun to tan, but I’m not sure what a cream rinse is?
     
  4. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    You shouldn’t tan without a pickle as that pulls out non tan able fluids plus swells up the cape for shaving.
    So after you tan it get a good cream hair rinse that we use for our hair. It’ll help get those burrs out
     
  5. Merley

    Merley New Member

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    Thanks!!!
     
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  6. I bought a comb and a good brush from a horse supply store and that seems to work for me on getting burrs out, especally on bear hides.
     
  7. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Any cheap hair conditioner on your hide will work. Then you can hose them right off.