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rusting traps #6556649
06/16/19 06:13 AM
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how many buy new traps and rust them before wax and dye and how many just degrease and wax and dye look like you would want the least amount of rust on a trap as possible to keep from rusting after a catch just and opinion and starting a discussion

Re: rusting traps [Re: regulargrey] #6556656
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I always thought the best way to care for new foot traps was to pile em up in the back yard. mow around them spraying lawn clippings on them and let the grass grow up through the pile. by fall the oil had all rusted off and I could tune, dye and wax.

my attitude has changed. I think now your better off to take them to a car wash and hi pressure wash them real good. toss in the back of your pickup and drive home. hot summer day they will be dry when you get there. tune them all and wax before they rust. should be years before they need dye. springs will last a lot longer this way.


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Re: rusting traps [Re: regulargrey] #6556661
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I always thought of rust as the enemy. They will rust soon enough

Re: rusting traps [Re: coalbank] #6556727
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Originally Posted by coalbank
I always thought of rust as the enemy. They will rust soon enough


This.


Clean then wax. But what ever you do after a few catches It will be wore off.


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Re: rusting traps [Re: regulargrey] #6557021
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Wash them off let sit bit dye wax if want.
I wash the grease off and use.
They dye the next year never had a problem with system.


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Re: rusting traps [Re: danny clifton] #6557219
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Originally Posted by danny clifton
I always thought the best way to care for new foot traps was to pile em up in the back yard. mow around them spraying lawn clippings on them and let the grass grow up through the pile. by fall the oil had all rusted off and I could tune, dye and wax.

my attitude has changed. I think now your better off to take them to a car wash and hi pressure wash them real good. toss in the back of your pickup and drive home. hot summer day they will be dry when you get there. tune them all and wax before they rust. should be years before they need dye. springs will last a lot longer this way.


This has been the exact same path I followed.


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Re: rusting traps [Re: regulargrey] #6557878
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It's easy to rust traps, just try to keep it off.

Re: rusting traps [Re: The Beav] #6558326
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Originally Posted by The Beav
Originally Posted by coalbank
I always thought of rust as the enemy. They will rust soon enough


This.


Clean then wax. But what ever you do after a few catches It will be wore off.


same here,,,,,,just clean and wax.


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Re: rusting traps [Re: regulargrey] #6576322
07/18/19 01:21 PM
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Rust is the enemy.


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Re: rusting traps [Re: Nittany Lion] #6576333
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Originally Posted by Nittany Lion
Rust is the enemy.

X3 I just take new traps to car wash . Spray them of with soap.To get the factory oil of them. Let em dry. Then dip them in Formula 1

Re: rusting traps [Re: regulargrey] #6576458
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Land traps, I just de-grease and wax.

New water traps, I de-grease, slight rust, dye, then wax.

Re: rusting traps [Re: regulargrey] #6581013
07/25/19 05:27 PM
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I light rust the traps that way they can take coat of dye and then wax also help the wax to stay on longer. It dose not wear off as fast. When over rust and not take care of then rust is the worst thing.


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