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Mold on dried pelts #6071360
12/02/17 03:41 AM
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Got some put up coon that have mold on the leather. I know a wipe down with vinegar will clean em up but was wondering if there is something better.


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Re: Mold on dried pelts [Re: Swamp Wolf] #6071389
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WD-40 will work and so will a watered down mixture of bleach.
I would go with the bleach.


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Re: Mold on dried pelts [Re: Swamp Wolf] #6071998
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How long has the mold been on the pelts.If it has been growing there for any length of time they will be damaged.
I seen what mold does to raw pelts after tanning.It leaves hard black spots on the tanned leather same as a grease burn.The mold will grow roots right into the leather damaging it(makes it untannable in those spots).If it just the fuzzy green stuff and you catch it right away,it can be killed with rubbing alcohol.

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Re: Mold on dried pelts [Re: Swamp Wolf] #6072019
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rubbing alcohol... ill try that myself... 50/50 bleach is what I normally use

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Fuzzy green....


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Re: Mold on dried pelts [Re: The Beav] #6078000
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Originally Posted By: The Beav
WD-40 will work and so will a watered down mixture of bleach.
I would go with the bleach.


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Re: Mold on dried pelts [Re: Swamp Wolf] #6110352
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I've always used 50/50 bleach/water till I started cleaning my beam with WD40. Never had mold on my beam after season again.


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Re: Mold on dried pelts [Re: Swamp Wolf] #6110380
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Mold On a beam? Your beam must be sitting Idle for long periods of time. LOL


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Re: Mold on dried pelts [Re: Swamp Wolf] #6110640
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Gary, that sucker sits in the summer. When it's in the humid summers of the Carolinas, you know that gets.


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Re: Mold on dried pelts [Re: Swamp Wolf] #6110705
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I hear ya John.
Just scrub It down with bleach or use the back of your fleshing knife to scrap off any left over debris.


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