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Old 11-09-2022, 07:47 AM
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Default Degreasing hides

Wondering what folks use to wipe grease from hides as it dries? Specifically beavers. I usually just use a bit of saw dust but find some of the drying grease to be a bit too tacky. I was actually thinking of giving a grill degreaser type spray or something. Not sure if there may be a chance of wrecking the hide though. Or perhaps itís completely unnecessary?

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Old 11-09-2022, 09:00 AM
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I use a coarse towel. If you have a overly greasy spot, back drag your knife over it and then give it a good rub. Will dry nicely.
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Old 11-09-2022, 09:02 AM
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Fantastic. learned that from former President Gordie K. it works great and is easy to find at any grocery store.
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Old 11-09-2022, 09:04 AM
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I just wipe it with a dry rag, sometimes if i miss a big hunk of fat ill take a sharp knife and slice it off or kinda drag the knife to get it to ooze and then wipe it off. Could be overkill but I've sent a number of hides away to get tanned and none have come back with hard spots or anything silly. My auction hides rarely seen a damage tag unless there was a hole, nothing ever from a little fat I would think.
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Old 11-09-2022, 06:47 PM
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Ya makes sense. Iíve been doing the same as previously mentioned, so will stick with it. Thanks.
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