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Cleaning rusty ol traps #7057328
11/20/20 11:15 PM
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Mattty843 Offline OP
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How hard is changing the springs out? Will baking soda eat away the thin coat of rust? I want functionality, they donít have to look perfect.

Re: Cleaning rusty ol traps [Re: Mattty843] #7057360
11/20/20 11:45 PM
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Soak them in vinegar over night then a pressure washer will take off even really thick rust


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Re: Cleaning rusty ol traps [Re: Mattty843] #7057382
11/21/20 12:50 AM
11/21/20 12:50 AM
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If itís just a thin coat donít even worry about it. Changing coil springs is a piece of cake, takes a screwdriver and thirty seconds. Not sure about longsprings, never had to change one.


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Re: Cleaning rusty ol traps [Re: Mattty843] #7057730
11/21/20 12:00 PM
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i use 50-50 water and vinegar soak a few days until it looks like this
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They will have a BLACK slimy coat of sludge
THEN pressure wash one cycle of soap and a second of clean water and they look new like this
[Linked Image]


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Re: Cleaning rusty ol traps [Re: traprjohn] #7058475
11/21/20 11:51 PM
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Heck yeah, I appreciate it!

Re: Cleaning rusty ol traps [Re: Mattty843] #7058484
11/22/20 12:19 AM
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Be careful if it's Duke body grips. I've done footholds several times with no problems, but had CHUNKS dissolve out of the springs on some Duke body grips.

Re: Cleaning rusty ol traps [Re: Mattty843] #7058601
11/22/20 07:27 AM
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Dukes have a lot of tin in them. Hold a handful of Dukes by the chain ring in one hand, and an American brand in the other hand, then shake them and listen to the difference of the jingle. Lots of difference in the alloys used to make the traps.


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Re: Cleaning rusty ol traps [Re: Gary Benson] #7058682
11/22/20 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Gary Benson
Dukes have a lot of tin in them. Hold a handful of Dukes by the chain ring in one hand, and an American brand in the other hand, then shake them and listen to the difference of the jingle. Lots of difference in the alloys used to make the traps.


Not sure what alloys different manufacturers use, but tin will not alloy with steel. It will alloy with copper or lead. I'm sure the spring steels used for traps are similar between makers.

Re: Cleaning rusty ol traps [Re: Mattty843] #7058734
11/22/20 09:52 AM
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Shake them and listen to the difference.


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