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Do you treat your cages, if so how ? #3051034
03/02/12 04:28 PM
03/02/12 04:28 PM
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Tama country IA
1st RiverRat Offline OP
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Adam Utterback
Re: Do you treat your cages, if so how ? [Re: 1st RiverRat] #3051108
03/02/12 05:06 PM
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Central Ohio
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Wire brush and spray paint...at least twice a year.

I want my traps looking professional...and so should you ! wink

Re: Do you treat your cages, if so how ? [Re: 1st RiverRat] #3051152
03/02/12 05:31 PM
03/02/12 05:31 PM
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south east michigan
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I always treat my cages good , sometimes I even talk to them


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Re: Do you treat your cages, if so how ? [Re: 1st RiverRat] #3051218
03/02/12 05:56 PM
03/02/12 05:56 PM
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California
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California
I pressure wash them when needed then wire brush and spray paint them. Keep them looking good.

Re: Do you treat your cages, if so how ? [Re: 1st RiverRat] #3051452
03/02/12 07:36 PM
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I just keep them clean. I spray them down at the car wash or with the garden hose and call it good.

Re: Do you treat your cages, if so how ? [Re: sgs] #3051493
03/02/12 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted By: sgs
I just keep them clean. I spray them down at the car wash or with the garden hose and call it good.


i do too, unless their woodchuck traps.. keep the chuck smell in those.

Re: Do you treat your cages, if so how ? [Re: 1st RiverRat] #3051572
03/02/12 08:22 PM
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I clean the bottom and sides up about 6 inches. Pressure wash, wire brush to get loose rust and debris off then dip them into a square tin pan with a trap coat in it.It measures the size of the trap when standing in the set position. Then I roll the trap from side to side. I only full dip every few years. The bottom and lower sides I dip at least once a year.

Re: Do you treat your cages, if so how ? [Re: 1st RiverRat] #3051850
03/02/12 10:39 PM
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I put them in the weather and let the sun and rain take care of it. When I get a bad one I take to car wash. The old Victor Woodstream traps (1079s) are still in service since 1993, a few anyway. My new ones are all safeguard and tomahawk. Keep them clean and in the sun. They will last a long time. I have a big issue with Coon Traps not being cleaned , especially in the spring. If you have cage that smells like Male Raccoon you will have a very hard time capturing a female. That is why Vanish is so effective. Raccoons are not so much trap shy as much as they (the female with litter you are trying to capture) avoid the Males in the spring

Re: Do you treat your cages, if so how ? [Re: 1st RiverRat] #3051981
03/02/12 11:43 PM
03/02/12 11:43 PM
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Tama country IA
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I have always wire brushed and power washed then spray painted at least once a yr sometimes more it is needed. I have thought of having a dip tank built like you talked about Bob. Never messed with the liquid trap coat before. Does the trap have to have a good amount of rust on it to stick like log wood or walnut dye ?


Adam Utterback
Re: Do you treat your cages, if so how ? [Re: 1st RiverRat] #3052711
03/03/12 12:15 PM
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Any metal grabs a treatment better and lasts longer with a rough, pitted or slightly rusted surface. Most all traps oxidize the most on the bottom and 4-6 inches up the sides due to moisture, mud, urine and feces buildup.If you keep these areas protected your wire grid will last a long time with some wire patch jobs needed on occassion.I use formula one with very good results and no odor airout time being needed. Once it dries you are back in operation.

Re: Do you treat your cages, if so how ? [Re: 1st RiverRat] #3052970
03/03/12 03:09 PM
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Cincinnati Ohio
Propane weed burner. Heat kills raccoon round worm not much else will touch them. Burn traps in same location. Then a good power washing in another location if desired. No need to heat traps until they glow just a good 144 degrees. Weakening of traps won't be an issue if traps are quality like those made by members on here or Tomahawk / Safeguard. Like the formula one, look for the plastic bottom of large dog crates being thrown away makes a great dip tray. Agree with ghogs traps working better if scented up. A little tip, place trap with ghog in it on top of some pine shavings then collect shavings that are now scented up and bag them. Spread them in the back of trap at another location. I think you will like the result.


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Re: Do you treat your cages, if so how ? [Re: 1st RiverRat] #3053282
03/03/12 06:41 PM
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Nice G-hog tip Charles. That dog'll hunt.


John
Re: Do you treat your cages, if so how ? [Re: 1st RiverRat] #3053660
03/03/12 09:20 PM
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Central New York
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Central New York
I pressure wash my traps, wire brush where needed and spray paint numerous times throughout the year.


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Re: Do you treat your cages, if so how ? [Re: 1st RiverRat] #3055917
03/04/12 11:26 PM
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mequon, wisconsin
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I notice that when customers ride over our traps while backing out of the garage, that not only do they remove a lot of rust but the animals don't have to be relocated or euthanized either.

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Re: Do you treat your cages, if so how ? [Re: 1st RiverRat] #3056618
03/05/12 12:04 PM
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I used to dip in F-1 but went to rolling on exterior latex paint/primer, bought when marked down.


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Re: Do you treat your cages, if so how ? [Re: 1st RiverRat] #3085604
03/21/12 09:10 PM
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I flame my traps and hose them down.


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