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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-20-2013, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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Is this stuff worth the money? How many traps can you dye with a gallon and can I really skip the waxing process? Just thinking of trying it this year as two jobs is getting me spread a little thin and I am behind schedule.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-20-2013, 04:01 PM
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I tried F1 years ago and didn't care for it much. Why not just wax them and skip the dyeing? I've been doing that the past 5 years and came to the conclusion I probably won't dye traps again.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-21-2013, 02:25 AM
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I love it for snares.....hate it for land traps.
I did the "just wax" on a few traps last year that I didn't get to until late. They had moderate rust to begin with and the hot wax bath made them just as black as the ones that I dyed and waxed.
Power wash your traps at the carwash to get the heavy grit off of them, and then try the "just wax". You'll be fine.

I've said time and time again. Anybody that thinks boiling traps and dyeing them makes them scent free is fooling themselves. Dyed traps stink!

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-26-2013, 09:38 PM
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all I do is wax my traps for canines.I don't see a reason to dye traps that I bury.With that said, I do use formula 1 on my water traps and for mid- season trap prep of dirty canine traps.The stuff is far better then gas dips imo for canines.I will suggest you dip them at least 3x to get a good covering.they dry in about an hr so it isn't hard to dip them 3x in a day.You will have no problem catching canines with formula 1 but I recommend wax instead.With wax, its one dip and your done besides cleaning off the dog and notch.I use an old fry daddy for melting my wax,and dipping which you can usually find easy at garage sales.Takes most of the day to do almost 100 canine traps one at a time thats why I don't do it mid-season.I actually dip my traps set in the wax so I don't have to clean off the dog/notch.if you go with a dip, then use formula one and not the gas junk.Less set refusals,and easierr to get off at the end of season.I never had much luck canine trapping with the gas dips,and it [censored] to try and remove

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-29-2013, 03:22 AM
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We use walnut hulls. This is the recommended way in the old PA trapper from the 70's by Paul Failor. A)they're free, B) it's a good way to scout your lands preseason, and C) you're not messing with chemicals or gasoline
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