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Andy's Speed Dip? #6592257
08/10/19 09:11 PM
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St. James, Missouri
Bigbuck Offline OP
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Ok I used Andy's Speed Dip on my muskrat traps 4 weeks ago, using Coleman fuel thinning it even more than recommended (not reg. gas) and the are still very tacky. Who can recommend what I could do? Should I buy more Coleman fuel to soak them in it & try to dissolve it and start over? I've never had this problem before.


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Re: Andy's Speed Dip? [Re: Bigbuck] #6592261
08/10/19 09:16 PM
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I would just give them a quick dip in straight gas and then put them in the sun and wind see what they look like in a day or two..

Re: Andy's Speed Dip? [Re: Bigbuck] #6592262
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keep adding a little gas to your speed dip til you get where you want it

Re: Andy's Speed Dip? [Re: Bigbuck] #6592266
08/10/19 09:28 PM
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be patient. its been too humid. do you have them outside in the sun?


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Re: Andy's Speed Dip? [Re: danny clifton] #6592323
08/10/19 11:40 PM
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Yes they are in direct sunlight all day hanging on the clothesline


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Re: Andy's Speed Dip? [Re: Bigbuck] #6592331
08/10/19 11:57 PM
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I dip mine and hang then inside the hot barn a few days and they will still be tacky. One day laying outside on a concrete pad in full sun at 85* low humidity and they are bone dry and hot to the touch.

Re: Andy's Speed Dip? [Re: Bigbuck] #6592346
08/11/19 12:31 AM
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They will dry by Nov 1... not to worry


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Re: Andy's Speed Dip? [Re: Bigbuck] #6592367
08/11/19 05:40 AM
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That normal for lay out hot sun all day, I would bring them in an store indoors or where ever u normally stoe an fine by trapping season

Re: Andy's Speed Dip? [Re: Bigbuck] #6592408
08/11/19 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Bigbuck
Ok I used Andy's Speed Dip on my muskrat traps 4 weeks ago, using Coleman fuel thinning it even more than recommended (not reg. gas) and the are still very tacky. Who can recommend what I could do? Should I buy more Coleman fuel to soak them in it & try to dissolve it and start over? I've never had this problem before.


You asked...so......
Quit using speed dip because dipping is the Only speed part
Now you wait


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Re: Andy's Speed Dip? [Re: Bigbuck] #6592413
08/11/19 08:27 AM
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Buy good quality mineral spirits. Not the cheap stuff. Test by wiping some on a piece of wood. Should make the wood look like you applied a finish for a few seconds. Then dry completely in a minute or less with no evidence you applied it. It is not all the same. Don't buy the cheap stuff. You can find it at Walmart occasionally but they mostly sell junk. Go to a dedicated paint store is best. Put two gallons of mineral spirits in a five gallon bucket. Add 3 cans of speed dip. Will dry in 3-4 days in cold weather even. Keep a good lid on it and it wont turn into a big lump after it sits a year either. You can dip a LOT of traps in it. Even new traps. New traps wont be black but it will inhibit rust.

I still dye with tannic acid for my dirt traps

dip is for water traps


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Re: Andy's Speed Dip? [Re: danny clifton] #6592553
08/11/19 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by danny clifton
Buy good quality mineral spirits. Not the cheap stuff. Test by wiping some on a piece of wood. Should make the wood look like you applied a finish for a few seconds. Then dry completely in a minute or less with no evidence you applied it. It is not all the same. Don't buy the cheap stuff. You can find it at Walmart occasionally but they mostly sell junk. Go to a dedicated paint store is best. Put two gallons of mineral spirits in a five gallon bucket. Add 3 cans of speed dip. Will dry in 3-4 days in cold weather even. Keep a good lid on it and it wont turn into a big lump after it sits a year either. You can dip a LOT of traps in it. Even new traps. New traps wont be black but it will inhibit rust.

I still dye with tannic acid for my dirt traps

dip is for water traps

Good advice for next time, yes I been told before that Walmart stuff on some items or things like auto parts is cheap stuff, but those traps should be fine for in fall, I dip mine with old saved up leftover dip an mix it with latern fuel, pretty thin when dip awhile back

Re: Andy's Speed Dip? [Re: Bigbuck] #6592608
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If mine are tacky come trapping season, I just use em. They'll pick up dirt and such and won't be tacky anymore after the first day

Re: Andy's Speed Dip? [Re: Bigbuck] #6592610
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Coleman fuel and Andy Stoes black at about 5:1. No problem.

Re: Andy's Speed Dip? [Re: Bigbuck] #6592615
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Off topic but I prefer using the oil based barn and fence paint. It dry's overnight, is cheaper and as
durable.

I don't cut it because I want it to be a medium to heavy coat and critters don't care if it runs. Paint does a good job of sealing whatever is underneath it.


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Re: Andy's Speed Dip? [Re: Bigbuck] #6592671
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I would say not enough thinner
Ive used Andys Speedy dip for at least 30 years
Never any issues except not enough thinner weather gasoline or lantern fuel
I can dip used traps mid season and set them in 4 days!!!!
I do well on coyotes so IT WORKS !!!!


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Re: Andy's Speed Dip? [Re: Bigbuck] #6592771
08/11/19 08:24 PM
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I had mix around 6-1 with latern fuel, there lil tacky yet from late may in humid hot weather but by fall good , I hung after dip 3 days in low mid 70 temps in shade

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Re: Andy's Speed Dip? [Re: Bigbuck] #6592818
08/11/19 09:27 PM
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I use Andy's. I dip early summer at let hang outside till trapping season. We have high humidity though


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Re: Andy's Speed Dip? [Re: the Blak Spot] #6592824
08/11/19 09:41 PM
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Ok thanks guy's. I decided to roll out some black plastic and lay them all on it hoping to bake them in the sunshine maybe getting them to dry a little be faster.


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Re: Andy's Speed Dip? [Re: Bigbuck] #6592830
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You are going to have a mess.

Re: Andy's Speed Dip? [Re: tbn] #6592833
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Originally Posted by tbn
You are going to have a mess.


Why?


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