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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-02-2011, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Trap Dying?

I'm sure this has been posted before, but I can't seem to find anything on it.

What are your opinions on using Mineral Spirits with Speed Dip Dye vs. gasoline or Colman Fuel?

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Re: Trap Dying?

I have the same question, so if there is someone who uses speed dip please shorten the learning curve.

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Re: Trap Dying?

I use colmen fuel. I've heard it evaporates faster than gasoline. You want to dip in low humidity conditions so it's less likely to "gum" up

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Re: Trap Dying?

i used it with coleman fuel and liked it, it did get my pan
joint a bit gummy. i did go a bit heavy with it though.

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Re: Trap Dying?

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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Re: Trap Dying?

Just so we don't get off track here, I am only interested in the opinions to the original post question. Not dye comparisons or otherwise.

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Re: Trap Dying?

I bought some traps that were speed dipped, seemed like the pans and jaw joints were gummed up. Soaked them in kerosene to strip them, dyed them in logwood dye then waxed. Now good to go.

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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? . .

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Re: Trap Dying?

Why don't you do an experiment using mineral spirits, gasoline and Coleman fuel then post the results, since you think other opinions or options aren't relevant answers.


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Re: Trap Dying?

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.

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