Myself,I don't like speed dip.I have taken speed dip off of used traps I bought with Diesel fuel.I then boiled in Baking Soda.Redipped in paraffin and bees wax.
A good dye is good old Black Walnut hulls or Sumac.
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I've been using Speed Dip for 13 years now using gas to mix. No problems. I make sure they are thoroughly dried before giving a second coat. No gumming issues either. Has anyone used Mineral Spirits with good results. 88 views and only 2 relevant answers? . .
Several reasons. #1, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it.", and at the cost of Colman Fuel and Mineral Spirits @ $13.00 a gallon, and the risk of temporarily screwing traps up, it makes sense to ask the experiences / opinions of other knowledgable trappers first.