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 Post subject: waxing
PostPosted: 15 Jan 2007, 22:36 
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i bout some wax called "Pete's Best" and it says im suppose to mix it in a logwood solution, what does that mean?


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PostPosted: 15 Jan 2007, 22:43 
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I believe its dye

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PostPosted: 16 Jan 2007, 11:30 
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arent you suppose to dye and wax them separetly, cause i just got done boiling them in just dye and they turned out nice, now i have to wax them but i dont know what i have to add to the wax?


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PostPosted: 16 Jan 2007, 12:36 
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thats what I thought . logwood is a dye Ibelieve though maby some one knows I waxed some with out dyeing makes no difference to me as long as the trap doesnt shine or glisten but for the most part it is hidden and the dye has multiple reasons, protection, camo, hides the smell of rust as wax does this too. maby some one else can chime in on this one.

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I have never added any thing to wax guess I couldn't answer that one maby it makes the dye not run I don't know.

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PostPosted: 16 Jan 2007, 13:21 
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you don't do anything to the wax. It's done seperatley from the dye.

i had to dye my old traps after I steel wooled all the rust of for over an hour.

Then I let the traps dry for a while probally for half an hour. Got my wax melted down to liquid, heated the traps up on a heater. Let them cool for about 30 seconds,so there still warm. Then dipped them. Comes out thin and smooth.


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PostPosted: 16 Jan 2007, 13:35 
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I've read that you can boil, dye, and wax at the same time.

Apparently, you get the water & dye simmering, then toss the wax in on top. The wax is less dense, so it floats on the top when it's melted. Then, when you are done with the dye time, you pull up the traps slowly. The traps come up through the layer of wax on the top, and PRESTO! Dyed and waxed in one step... THAT is what I think this Pete's Best stuff is trying to get you to do - the one-step method.

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PostPosted: 16 Jan 2007, 16:00 
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Is the package you have powder? Wax is hard, so it shouldn't be difficult to figure which you have. Don't try to dye & wax your traps at the same time.

When you wax, you don't need to "pre-heat" your traps, you just need to leave them in the hot wax long enough for the trap to reach the same temp as the wax.

Smitty

PS- Wax is EXTREMELY flamable. Wax outside, have a lid to fit your wax container, don't overheat your wax (you don't want it smoking), and if you're a young trapper, have some adult supervision.

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PostPosted: 16 Jan 2007, 17:44 
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no, its just a block of wax, and it says that you can dip it in pure wax or dip in in the log wood solution, but i dont knopw what it means by logwood solution


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PostPosted: 16 Jan 2007, 22:11 
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any ideas????????


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Logwood is trap dye. It's a powder that mixes with water you boil your traps in.

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PostPosted: 17 Jan 2007, 10:46 
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so i mix the wax in it, is that what your telling me, melt it in with the logwood powder and water


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 Post subject: Dyeing and Waxing
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Born2Trap-- Check out this article from the kind folks over at Traps4Kids. It should answer most of your questions. Trap Preparation.

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I leave the rust on my traps, boil them in a cedar/hemlock water mix, let the water steam off the trap then dip them in wax. I lave found that if your wax is too hot it will not set right. The rusty brown looks good where I trap.

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There are some who melt wax in their dye. They claim they dye their traps & slowly lift the traps through the layer of melted wax, which floats ontop of the water.

I wouldn't suggest this for alot of reasons. You need to buy enough wax to fill a seperate container so that your traps & chains will be covered by the wax.

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