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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-26-2012, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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Trap dying tips?

Can some one give me some different ideas about how to dye traps? Like what to use and how to do it.
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Re: Trap dying tips?

Walnuts in the hull, logwood, sumac berries, oak bark, oak leaves!! Boil any of the above in water, reduce heat add rusted traps and simmer an hour!!

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Re: Trap dying tips?

Rust traps/clean dirty ones
Add a bag of logwood to water in big pot
Boil
Add traps and boil for 20 to 30 min
Hang traps out side for a few days
Put in rubbermaid bins.

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Re: Trap dying tips?

for the best results just get some logwood powder, usually about 1 lb to approx 10 gal of water. place something like a nail or the trap chain between the jaws of the trap to get the dye in between the jaws. Bring the water to a boil and then cut it back to a good simmer for about 1/2 hr. let the water cool off or add water until the container overflows, this will get rid of any old wax that may come off during the boiling process. If you are planning to wax after boiling then rinse off the traps to get off any extra dye so it don't containate your wax.
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