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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-10-2015, 04:46 AM Thread Starter
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Is it a good idea to dye my s hooks, swivels, j hooks, earth anchors and other small parts. If so how do you go about doing it?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-10-2015, 12:57 PM
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Re: Dye

It depends what your target animal is.

For canines in my opinion it is best to dye/wax your entire trap assembly to protect against odor,the elements, and the usage of anti-freeze if needed which can be hard on equipment. I use mainly chain stakes which get dyed and waxed. My cable and rebar stakes which I still find some use for only get dyed to eliminate odor.

As far as spare s hooks, swivels, j hooks etc I keep a few of those dyed and ready to go with me at all times if I need to trade them out on the line. To do this I just put them in an old metal coffee can with a few holes punched in the bottom and hold them in my trap dying pot with a pair of pliers.

For my water sets I have switched a lot to speed dip or spray paint as both hold up better in the water. For those extra s hooks, swivels, j hooks etc I will just paint/speed dip and store a few for quick use during the season this way they are protected from the elements as scent control is not as much of a concern.
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Re: Dye

Cable stakes that are going to be reused need to be waxed.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-12-2015, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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Good tips thank you guys

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