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Anyone care to chime in how they clean up their half waxed half rusted half critter shined all stinky or dirty of some sort traps at the end of the season?
 

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Hose off in driveway let dry then dye them in August , and let sit for 2 months , then kill my archery buck , then lay the steel !!!
I put them in heavy duty rubbermaid conatainers with lids !!
 

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Pressure wash as soon as the weather breaks...then lay in the yard another month. Or so....then dye and wax....going to try to do mine in the spring and hope they are OK come fall....working out of state is tough...once i get home its bow season or later...some years its been time to go bear huntin...
 

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I had the same question as the OP had. So the general info I'm getting is hose of now, dry, and store until September.

Since this will be my first year and the traps I got are used and pretty dirty, I'm going to go over them to see if they need new parts.
 

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If traps are rusty, have unknown dips/dyes etc on them and you wanna take them to bare metal and start over, which is what i do with most used traps i buy, pressure wash, then boil or dish wash if still waxy...then soak them in vinegar for a week or so depending how bad they are...then pressure wash again..do you work...then treat them
 

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I take mine to the car wash as stated and get rid of as much grime and mud.

Then I tune them up, and boil them for a couple of hours at a full rolling boil with a half can of Drano crystals (You can get them at WalMart or Lowe's).

I let them rust for about a week, then dye and wax. Store them in a rubbermaid tub with a snug lid until season. I do mine as soon as I can in the spring, cause I always seem to be running behind come season.

Bodygrips and DP's get hosed off and a fresh coat of paint.
 
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