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Using Relax-R

Relax-R by Knoblochs is a concentrated relaxing agent which can be used to relax dry salted skins or tanned skins prior to mounting.


For rehydrating dried salted skins add one pound of salt and 2 ounces of Relax-R to every five gallons of soak solution.

Soak sin till partially pliable then remove the skin and proceed with salt bath or pickle.

Option: For hard to rehydrate skins such as African skins or grease burned skins, soakskin in above solution till partially pliable. Beam flesh side with scraper to break up surface. Apply to the flesh side a mixture of one part Relax-R and two parts hot water. Fold up skin until it feels soft enoughto add to pickle. Do not leave skin folded up any longer than twelve hours. Repeat process if necessary.

For relaxing tanned skins add one ounce of Relax-R to every five gallons of water. Soak for the required time.


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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