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Tanning for garment use #7171219
02/06/21 11:16 AM
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I wasn't sure where to put this thread but decided this place gets the most traffic. I wrecked a beautiful red by pulling too hard (tore it) and my son also did the same with a nice coyote that unfortunately was too frozen at the head still. I bagged and froze both fur because I couldn't bring myself to toss them and decided I'd try my best to make them into usable pieces, for poms or hood collars. The amount of internet info is pretty much overwhelming. Is there any one out there willing to suggest and easiest tanning method here for getting fur to that usable point? I'm unsure if alum tanning will hold up, whether the orange bottle is actually any good, just what exactly is my smartest route here?

Re: Tanning for garment use [Re: rvsask] #7171226
02/06/21 11:31 AM
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If you really want a garment tan, you’ll want to send it to a tannery that does chrome tanning. If you REALLY want to do it yourself, you can try brain tanning. Nothing about it is easy. Alum tanning is not really suitable for garments. Forget about the bottled stuff.

Re: Tanning for garment use [Re: rvsask] #7171262
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I use Truebond 1000 B. Simple to get a really good garment tan. Coyotes and fox are especially easy to do.


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Re: Tanning for garment use [Re: rvsask] #7172619
02/07/21 01:30 PM
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alum tanning wont hold up for garments. i have only brain tanned my hides i used to make a few hats

Re: Tanning for garment use [Re: rvsask] #7172658
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Tried it all and learned that if you are going to invest the time to trap and animal, time to put it up for a garment cut make a pattern and sew it have it commercial tanned not that expensive. I have had to many bad experiences with tanning for garment use. If I was going to tan for a garment it would be brain tan but that is a lot of work.

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