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Tanning fox?????

Been wanting to do this for a while now. Found this stuff and was just wondering if it does the pickleing as well as the tan.
Has anyone used it? Results good or not so good?
http://www.fntpost.com/Products/Tanning+Kits+Supplies/Trapper's+Hide+Tanning+Formula
Another one I considered was the McKenzie Tan and pickleing with there Ultimate Acid.
My taxidermist say this is a good one.
What is your opinions? Anyone used eigther one?
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Re: Tanning fox?????

No one tanned a fox before?????
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Re: Tanning fox?????

It take alot of time and effort to tan hides for yourself. I followed the directions exactly on a coon, fox, and coyote last year using the orange bottle, but none of them turned out soft and supple like Moyle's professional tanning process. I worked them over a tight rope and even tried an orbital sander to work them soft, but they will never be the garment quality I was looking for.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-30-2010, 01:21 AM
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Re: Tanning fox?????

Try Rittel's products. My fox come out pretty soft.
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Re: Tanning fox?????

I just recently purchased a bottle of the Trapper's Tan, but haven't used it yet. I'm hoping it works well.

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Re: Tanning fox?????

i`ve tanned at least 20 hides with Krowtann 2000. it`s lots of work but the results were great..
You have a lot of hand work to do. Look forward to a minimum 5 days per animal.
An hour scraping, 3 to 4 days of soaking in the solution.
then 2 more days pulling and breaking the skin. As the skin dries you have to pull the fibers of it so it becomes soft, then you have to break it over a hard edge which makes it flexible..
All in all its a lot of work but its well worth it...
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Re: Tanning fox?????

I tanned a grey fox and a mink hide last year with a LutanF kit from WASCO.com and it came out quite soft. I did them both at the same time and both broke easily as did the mink. I didn't try to make them garment quality just made furs to hang in my den but without a back breaking effort they were pretty soft and supple when I was done. How soft you make them is determined by how hard you break them.

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COOL
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-02-2010, 02:21 AM
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liqua tan works for me

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Re: Tanning fox?????

Another vote here for Liquatan (and Liquisoft)
Very easy to do and my case skinned red fox came out great
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