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Reapply Oil Or Sanding?

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by Juniper98, Jan 23, 2021.

  1. Juniper98

    Juniper98 New Member

    im tanning a coyote for the first time and while breaking the skin and working it, some areas stay stiff. can i re-apply more ProPlus oil to get the hide softer? should i wait until the whole hide is broken and dry to apply more? or should i try sanding to soften it?

    i used ez-100 to tan
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2021
  2. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    No applying oil to a dried hide won’t work. Oil wont be absorbed into a dried skin. You’ll need to hydrate the flesh side again then reapply the oil and when it’s 85% dry begin to break and it should be fine. But as you’re breaking the hide and it’s drying hard, you then use a damp sponge and just damp that area up and continue to break

  3. D.Price

    D.Price Well-Known Member