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Using McKenzie Ultimate Acid

The "Safest & Easiest" acid for the professional taxidermist!


Mix 1/2 fluid ounce of McKenzie Ultimate Acid and 1 pound of non-iodized salt for each gallon of water. Minimum batch size recommended is 5 gallons of pickle for each whitetail cape. (It is important to maintain the pH of the pickle solution between 1.0 and 2.0 at all times. We recommend the 0-3 range pH paper for testing. The pH of some water may require that you add more or less Ultimate Acid to achieve the correct level. To lower the pH add more acid. Pickle the skin for 3 days, stirring and checking the pH of the pickle solution each day.

Pickling Use only a plastic container.

Note: When pickling greasy skins (i.e. raccoon, beaver or bear) they should be degreased during the pickling state. To degrease, add 2 ounces of the McKenzie Relaxer/Degreaser to every 5 gallons of pickle.

Keep out of reach of children.

Note: Van Dyke's Taxidermy Supply Co. offers these instructions in an advisory capacity and assumes no liability. Such information is the same as used in our own successful experiments, and since we have no control over the environment or the materials upon which our products or instructions will be used, no success is guaranteed. Trial must be performed to account for individual circumstances. In all suggestions, we recommend reading the formulas that have been provided for your evaluation. These are proven formulas that you may find beneficial, from the experience of other tanners.

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