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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
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    Try an industrial chemist, not the local snake oil salesmen

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    Thanks Pete. I had them on my list to contact. So far ECP Labchem have been the easiest to deal with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    Bit late as others have answered but post brands I have seen or used are pot alum. Aluminum sulphate would also work, its more acidic and will coagulate the proteins in the hide pretty well, but as with alum the final cured hide is not waterproof.
    Thanks @Marty Henry, that is what I needed to know. I can get Floc (aluminium sulphate) from Bunnings for under $10/kg compared to $50/kg for Aulm and I don't plan on getting the skin wet.
    Thanks everyone for the help.
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    How did the skin turn out Shearer ? Must be done by now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    How did the skin turn out Shearer ? Must be done by now
    Only fair I would have to say. Finish is ok but the tail hasn't got very soft. Hasn't lost any fur and doesn't smell funny so I am happy.
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    What was your tanning mix? 2:1alum and salt with kero or olive oil is one ive used before does take a bit of work to break the skin afterwards to get it supple though.

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    Looks alright done a good job on it .
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