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Now since being new to trapping...im still in the asking "stupid" questions stage. I was wondering what is the actual point to dying traps? I understand it makes the metal a different color, but since the trap is in question not exposed while set (canine trapping)...what difference does it make that the trap is "metal" color or black? Dont be too harsh on me for this one...just looking for more information to fill the empty space above my shoulders.
 

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dave3 said:
Dying or dipping your traps slows rust that will slowly eat 'em apart, weaken springs, etc.
It also de-odorizes the trap without which could lead to digging.
 

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You don't have to dye your traps. Lots of guys just wax them or use Full metal jacket.

You have to boil them initially to get the oils off them, but you don't have to dye them. Like the other guys said, dyeing will help keep your trap from rusting too badly.

Dye also help in the concealment of the trap, but since it's under the dirt for K9sit wouldn't be abig deal as long as you atleast wax or FMJ them.
 
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