Back To Top
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: mouth of the Susquehanna
Re: tanning a display skin
I have been using HeadQuarters rub on tan ( the pickle required one) on foxes, then applying the white softening oil they also sell a couple hours later. I then follow the instructions they have for finishing. I have had great results on the foxes. Be sure and tumble them with some paint thinner added to the mix as your last step, this removes residual oil, and fluffs the fur up really nice. Just shake the sawdust/corn cob out real well. I get almost no shrinkage.
I wouldn't recommend for multiple customers if you run a large shop, due to the time involved, but it's fine for your couple of special personal furs, or if you have the time, for resale or making hats.