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 Post subject: Re-dye Traps
PostPosted: 17 Apr 2013, 08:52 
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I have dyed and waxed my new traps but did not like how the dye turned out. I guess that I didn't have sufficient rust on the traps or perhaps did not clean them enough when I got them.

When I received the traps, I sprayed them with a kitchen degreaser and soaked them in very hot water, with dish soap. Then I rinsed them in very hot water. I left them out for a day and I saw the start of some rusting starting in several areas of the trap. Not knowing exactly what "light rust" means, I thought this would be sufficient but must not have been. Are we talking about 100% coverage, 50% coverage???

If anyone would post a good picture of what light rust means, I would greatly appreciate it.

The second thing I would like to know is how should I get rid of the wax on the traps so that I can redo the dye job - simply boil them in water or do I need to do something else?


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 Post subject: Re: Re-dye Traps
PostPosted: 17 Apr 2013, 10:25 
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If the traps are all waxed now, I would just leave them and use them, they will get rusted up after you catch critters in them this fall. I often run new traps threw the dish washer, rince off with the hose a few times and strait into the wax. Once the trap is buried in the dirt, no one can tell it wasn't properly dyed.

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 Post subject: Re: Re-dye Traps
PostPosted: 17 Apr 2013, 16:29 
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I don't really bother dying traps anymore, just wax. If I'm land trapping, the traps are getting buried in the dirt so why bother dying? I use flat black rustoleum on my 1.5 coilsprings and 110 bodygrips for water trapping.

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 Post subject: Re: Re-dye Traps
PostPosted: 17 Apr 2013, 20:05 
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Jase,
Thanks for the pics. That gives all of us newbies a good visual as to what to look for.


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