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 Post subject: Few questions
PostPosted: 22 Mar 2011, 10:33 
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Whats the diffrence between speed dipping and dyeing a trap?
Where do i need swivels on my chain? base, middle,end? Then do i put my double stake swivel on?
I can get a #2 bridger for 18.95. its offset,four coiled,base plated and laminated.Is this a good deal? (its on buckeyetrap.com)
Thanks for the help

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 Post subject: Re: Few questions
PostPosted: 22 Mar 2011, 10:53 
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you can get the same deal from f and t post,,# 2 offset,fully modified,,16.95 two bucks cheeper,,plus they ship fast,shipping is not bad. just go to fntpost,,,they are good

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 Post subject: Re: Few questions
PostPosted: 22 Mar 2011, 10:59 
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utahtrapper wrote:
you can get the same deal from f and t post,,# 2 offset,fully modified,,16.95 two bucks cheeper,,plus they ship fast,shipping is not bad. just go to fntpost,,,they are good

Thanks for the tip! I saw it on F&T but wasn't sure how it was modified.

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 Post subject: Re: Few questions
PostPosted: 22 Mar 2011, 11:47 
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Dye and speed dip are both used to slow rust. I just tried formula 1 speed dip on some body grip traps and I like it. I thinned it down way more than the instructions said. I'm going to use dip on the rest of my water traps and my snares.
I'm going to keep dying my land traps just because that's the way I always did it. I have traps that I use from the 1970's that still have very little rust.

That's the way I put swivels on the chains of my footholds. One right off the trap, 2 links of chain, another swivel, 2 links of chain, another swivel and that attaches to the double stake swivel.


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 Post subject: Re: Few questions
PostPosted: 23 Mar 2011, 19:51 
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quote="utahtrapper"]you can get the same deal from f and t post,,# 2 offset,fully modified,,16.95 two bucks cheeper,,plus they ship fast,shipping is not bad. just go to fntpost,,,they are good[/quote]


and unlike some other trap suppliers, F&T does not charge extra per dozen traps on shipping, shipping is all figured on total purchase with no extra fee if you purchase multiple dozen traps, and i always have a hand written thank you note with every order i get from them, in my opinion, thats service, they are my primary source of supplies

i put a swivel at thr trap, 1 in the center and 1 right abovr the double stake swivel, run 10" of chain. i spray paint my traps brown and dip them on full metal jacket


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 Post subject: Re: Few questions
PostPosted: 23 Mar 2011, 20:39 
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Location: venango co,pa
water traps= speeddip
land traps= dye and wax
snares=boil in baking soda

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 Post subject: Re: Few questions
PostPosted: 24 Mar 2011, 05:50 
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I tried speed dip and the traps came out ok. I try to keep all my land traps for k-9's waxed after dying or dipping. Water traps get waxed when I can. Flat black spray paint goes on my larger conibears, no wax. For dying, I use black logwood crystals. I re-use the solution every year adding some fresh crystals for each batch when it needs it.

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 Post subject: Re: Few questions
PostPosted: 24 Mar 2011, 11:10 
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I have a ton of black walnut trees in my area so I just dye with them since they are free :mrgreen: Thinking about just spray painting my coon sets with flat black though.


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 Post subject: Re: Few questions
PostPosted: 27 Mar 2011, 09:21 
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I'm not dipping (never did) or dying my traps anymore. I'm painting them all. Seems to work just fine.

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 Post subject: Re: Few questions
PostPosted: 27 Mar 2011, 14:25 
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I will never dip or paint again, it's just a pain in the butt if you ever decide to change it. Just to let you in on something, for the amount that you are thinking of paying for that fully modified Bridger, you can have an MB 550 for almost the same price, a much better deal and trap in my opinion.

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 Post subject: Re: Few questions
PostPosted: 27 Mar 2011, 17:27 
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For my 120 body grippers and water traps I realy like the formula 1 water based dip, it works great. I tryed it on a few coyote traps and it worked fine but I wont do it again for the same reasons CMJr said. I did also paint a few, but other than the few I want to keep white colored, I am back to just usin log wood dye on all my coyote traps. I am going to try spray paintin my 330's flat black this spring just to see how it works on them, plus I got a case of paint in that color for free so why not :mrgreen:

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