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.