Dry Tan Rehydration Instructions

Dry Tan Hydration for Mounting 
Capes / Half Mounts / Lifesize and Rugs. 
 
  • Small Game: ½ hour to 45 minutes hydration. 
  • Large Game: 45 minutes to 1 hour hydration. 
  • (Periodically check skin every 20 minutes.) 
     
Never leave skin hydrating over night. 
 
Soaking Instructions: Per 5 gal. of Luke warm water (not scolding), churn water adding a handful of salt and Liquid Ivory Soap until water suds. Or 2 spoonfuls of dishwasher machine soap. (Cascade or Electra Soap). 
 
Submerge skin and hand stretch areas requiring softness, keep skin submerged. Periodically check skin(s), approximately every 20 minutes for completion of hydration. Once removed from water, hand squeeze ears and leather by hand until excess water drained and/or drape over wood pole until water has drained. 

Refrigerate, place face and ears to the center and roll with hair side out. Place skin in plastic bag and seal, refrigerate overnight. 
 
Freeze, place face and ears to the center and roll with hair side out. Place skin in plastic bag sealed and wrapped in newspaper or burlap around bag then bag again and seal to prevent freezer burn. Let skin thaw in same bag sealed, to prevent moisture from evaporating. Now you are ready to prep and mount!