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Treating new traps #7329008
08/13/21 07:02 AM
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Hello i am new to trapping and was not sure the best way to get a light coating of rust on traps before dying them so the dye will stick. I have heard to spray with vinegar or lemon juice? Any insight would be appreciated.


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Re: Treating new traps [Re: Trapperjim91] #7329011
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Boil them in a lye based cleaner first to remove all the factory oil. Then leave them outside for a few days. Vinegar will remove old rust.

Re: Treating new traps [Re: Trapperjim91] #7329049
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Just boil and wax them after a season of use they’ll be plenty rusty for next season to take a dye.

Re: Treating new traps [Re: Trapperjim91] #7329054
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Some people have run new traps through a dishwasher cycle. Think I would try to remove any oil first, but it should work. I have a handmade knife made by someone on Trapperman. The knife always comes out rusted.

Re: Treating new traps [Re: Trapperjim91] #7329084
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Rust hurts springs. The goal is not to dye the new traps, just degrease and wax them. Boiling in dye is not necessary if there is no rust. As others mentioned, next season they will have some rust and the dye will catch and reduce it to black iron II oxide.

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Re: Treating new traps [Re: bhugo] #7378575
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Originally Posted by bhugo
Rust hurts springs.
I imagine it slows them down & weakens them


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Re: Treating new traps [Re: bhugo] #7378576
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Originally Posted by bhugo
next season they will have some rust and the dye will catch
Speed dip would probably work fine too


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Re: Treating new traps [Re: Trapperjim91] #7378579
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.... run through dish washer with soap 1 cycle... run again with no soap... they’ll be degreased at that point (usually a light coat of rust already)


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Re: Treating new traps [Re: Trapperjim91] #7380135
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I'd rather do trap prep outside than where I wash dishes


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Re: Treating new traps [Re: Trapperjim91] #7380170
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I wash my new traps at the car wash. Tie chains together and hang from clamps provided for floor mats. Power wash with soap setting a few times and then rinse with clean water. Oil gone.


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Re: Treating new traps [Re: Trapperjim91] #7380182
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welcome remove oil and let sit outside , for a few days to a week then dye them , smile

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