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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-04-2014, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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Speaking of dying & waxing...

So, I hate screwing with dying and waxing. I think it's a pain, I think there's more cons associated with it than pros and I'd like to get away from it.

I wondering how many of you run dipped only traps for k9s? No waxing. Just dipped in Formula one or whatever.

I'm really considering taking all of my traps, cleaning them of any wax and dye, then just dipping them this spring and hanging them outside all year. The dip will protect them from rusting, they'll have all year to air out, and I don't see how they would hold any kind of scent like a wax coated trap would.

Anyone else do this?

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Re: Speaking of dying & waxing...

speed dip. once when they're new after rusting a touch in the dishwasher, and then once in a couple years if/when they need it.

the Misses has scented candles in the house to make it smell nice. i'll light one when she asks me to. that's the closest i get to wax. i dont wax traps and i use peat so i dont wax dirt.

while it might not be the best approach, i assure you that dipped-only traps never to have touched wax will still take yote, fox, cat, coon, etc, and got the pics to prove it. you dont have to wax them if you dont want to. always sounded like a hassle to me, and tight chains showed it didnt have to be done to snap stuff, so i never bothered...
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Re: Speaking of dying & waxing...

dying and waxing really isn't that much of a pain, I actually enjoy prepping my traps
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Re: Speaking of dying & waxing...

I'm not new to it whatsoever and if you enjoy it, good for you. I'm a young guy with a girlfriend, a son, and a ton of other stuff on my plate and if I can free up some time, I'd like to do so. I really don't enjoy the process, it's just a means to an end.

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Re: Speaking of dying & waxing...

really? dyeing and waxing a pain? thats like saying changing the oil in my truck is a pain.

Now your diggin' where the 'tators are!
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Re: Speaking of dying & waxing...

i use epler's dip,mix with coleman fuel.let hang under roof outside for a month.i do cook my traps first every year.been doing it for years never had a canine shy away because of dip.
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Re: Speaking of dying & waxing...

Bobcat, I know plenty of people that think changing oil is a pain too. LOL

You might think I'm lazy, I don't get any enjoyment out of it and don't really think it's necessary. Just a waste of time and $.

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Re: Speaking of dying & waxing...

Buy some Full Metal Jacket.. The stuff is awesome!
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Re: Speaking of dying & waxing...

Try it, when you see lower numbers you will go back to waxing.
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Re: Speaking of dying & waxing...

"try it, when you see lower numbers you will go back to waxing."

ok, devils's advocate then for sake of discussion- i know there's a guy on here who traps with his daughter [awesome by the way] and her traps are spray-painted pink, and there's pics of her snapping stuff. so if a spray-painted pink trap is snapping game, i'll need a better explanation as to why you need to wax traps. actually, i only speed dye my traps, so can i assume if i start waxing i'll see catch numbers increase?
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