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Krowtann Stretch Help

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by ARUsher, Jan 8, 2021.

  1. ARUsher

    ARUsher Well-Known Member

    I have used Krowtann on two capes now. I like the process, but it seems like both have shrunk more than other capes that I have pickled and tanned with McKenzie or true bond. I neutralized and shaved per the instructions. And have oiled one. The oil helped a little on that one but it still seems to be a bit smaller than the original green/fleshed size. Is there anything else I can do to get a little more stretch in these or is this typical when using Krowtann? Thanks in advance for the help.
     
  2. Westcoast

    Westcoast Well-Known Member

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    Maybe check with the manufacturer, but I think you can reneutralize it.
     

  3. livbucks

    livbucks Well-Known Member

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    If you didnt get stretch it was under neutralized. When Ive used KT I got endless stretch. The other reason is the skin isnt shaved correctly. If you dont thin it sufficiently it will shrink like a wet wool sweater. Mine were shaved very thin.
     
  4. ARUsher

    ARUsher Well-Known Member

    Thanks fellas, I'll try shaving some more and neutralize some more. I appreciate the help.