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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-12-2012, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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pre-dying preperation?

After tuning new traps and letting them rust a little should i brush or sand the traps a little before dying? Thanks for any input
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Re: pre-dying preperation?

what kind of traps ? And what are you setting for ? Water or land animals ?
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Re: pre-dying preperation?

Dukes...1.5, 1.75, and 2's....gonna be land setting for fox n coon mostly but i may try some stream crossing sets this season as well. If i am motivated i may grab a few conis for mink and water set
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Re: pre-dying preperation?

New foot holds. I boil to remove the manufacturing oil.
Wax without rusting. We dye and wax to stop rusting Why start it? the trap is going to be buried so color is no big deal. If not covered use some of your older traps (if you have them) coon will get them started to rust soon enough.
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Re: pre-dying preperation?

try using speed dip dye. It works great and comes in 2 differrent colors,brown and black. It is easy to use and works good on new or old rusty traps. The different colors come in handy for different shades of water or dirt.Make sure that you wear a good set of rubber gloves when dyeing, it will stain your hands . Good luck ! P.S. It works on snares too !!!
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Re: pre-dying preperation?

I used to rust and dye new traps but as the other guys said, no need to when thay are in the ground. If I'm getting new traps for water trapping, I just spray them with black rustoleum.

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Re: pre-dying preperation?

Comment and question from someone who does not trap. I have read quite a bit on HPA about boiling , paining, oiling traps and I wonder if having them powdercoated would help cover the orors that you guys are tryig to hide? Also, it would solve, for the most part anyhow, the rust issue. I know it is expensive but it is just a thought / question.

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Re: pre-dying preperation?

Jimsdad, powder coating WOULD work well....but it wouldnt last...some guys have done it and claim a good few years...but dont know how much they caught in that trap and dont know how much coating chipped off and was acceptable to them....

Could always boil and wax over the powder coating to extend the life...seal what has chipped off etc..

Just not sure how lobg it would last and how cost effective it may be...and imo i would still boil and wax them....so in the end not saving me much time...just protecting the traps better...

The reason we boil, dye, wax is to protect the traps from rust...and to keep them as scent free as possible...some other reasons/benefits as well..but for the most part thats why...

Body grips may benefit greatly from a powder coat...they dont get moved around much at all when a critter is in them...footholds are a different story...
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Re: pre-dying preperation?

i have read a light rust helps the dye set in better.
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Re: pre-dying preperation?

light rust,dye,wax

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