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PostPosted: 28 Nov 2008, 13:56 
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How long should I boil new traps for? I did it and it does'nt seem like all the goo is off


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They usually say simmer about an hour. I read that hardwood ashes will take the rust and gunk off so I tried it this year, worked good. You could also put some kind of cleaner in with it and rinse well after. The main thing is to add water to the pot after boiling untill everything floating on top goes over the side, then pull the traps out. If you don't, they will be coated with gunk as you take them out of the water. Good luck.

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i boil new traps for close to an hour. i boil them in a degreaser then dye them

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You may not want to boil your traps too often. If you are doing so to remove the factory oil, just put them in a tub with lye water or some sort of diluted drain cleaner and then after a short period of time remove, rinse throughly and then leave out to rust, then dye.

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one word....dishwasher.....
good luck
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I am with Lone on this one.

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fuzz269 wrote:
I am with Lone on this one.


Yeah....I probably would be too, except I would be "ALONE" with Lone! :lol: :lol:

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