I don't dye my traps. I know the guys used to say the dye helped keep the traps from rusting but since I've tried them both dyed and not I don't see any difference. What I do though is after I clean my traps I wax them. The wax both lubricates and helps with the rusting when I use antifreeze in the late season.I really don't bother what color my traps are. By the time an animal gets to see the trap it is on his foot. At that point I don't care if they like the color or not. What is your opinion? I've got some traps that are 40 years old and cause I take care of them they still work fine.