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Trap storage? #7647956
08/11/22 10:12 PM
08/11/22 10:12 PM
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Ohio, USA
Ave Offline OP
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Hey guys, I was recently given a bunch of old 1.5 coils and other coon/ mink/ muskrat footholds. They havenít been used in a long time, and have a good coating of rust. Some were rusting heavily, but most just had surface rust. Since I donít plan on running a huge raccoon line this fall, I boiled them in walnuts, let them dry, and then put them in crates and totes. They took a really good coating of dye, and are black as coal. Will they store well like this, or should I give them a coating of wax as well? Thanks!!!


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Re: Trap storage? [Re: Ave] #7647968
08/11/22 10:23 PM
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Somerset Pennsylvania
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For coon your probably good to go. Wax may help prevent some further rusting but I good coat of dye will probably do about the same.

Re: Trap storage? [Re: Ave] #7647980
08/11/22 10:37 PM
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Oakland, MS
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Storing them under a roof? They'll be fine. If not, wax 'em.


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Re: Trap storage? [Re: Ave] #7647981
08/11/22 10:38 PM
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Northern Nevada
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Depends, if theyíre left out where they have a good chance of getting wet from time to time I would wax them, but if storing indoors theyíre fine just dyed.


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Re: Trap storage? [Re: Ave] #7648096
08/12/22 06:58 AM
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Even indoors you have to consider waxing. If you store in a basement that's damp they will rust. Wax them then no worries


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Re: Trap storage? [Re: Ave] #7648128
08/12/22 07:29 AM
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Iowa
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Stored indoors they'll be fine.

Re: Trap storage? [Re: trapdog1] #7648141
08/12/22 07:41 AM
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Stored dry, they'll be fine

Re: Trap storage? [Re: micheal] #7648340
08/12/22 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by micheal
Stored dry, they'll be fine

Correct


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Re: Trap storage? [Re: Ave] #7648348
08/12/22 02:34 PM
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Don't trust a 55 gallon barrel even with a gasket to keep out rain water. I found out the hard way.


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Re: Trap storage? [Re: Drifter] #7648365
08/12/22 03:07 PM
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Ok for what its worth = Wal Mart has for 19.95. It will hold 55 = MB 550s each with 13 inch of chain and a fox hollow bullet skake. DO NOT load it this full then try to move it LOL! I did this = Experience = I have 200 plus MB 550s. So did 50. In Wal Mart 19 95 dollar box. Took 2 dollar tube of silicone Used it around edge. Put it in lure shed. I have large lure shed. It stinks good. After 1 year. Took traps out of box. In lure shed. NO smell. Cost less than 25 dollars. And it works. No smells

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Re: Trap storage? [Re: Ave] #7648392
08/12/22 03:32 PM
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I keep my tr aps outside now I might get a tote later.

Re: Trap storage? [Re: Ave] #7648398
08/12/22 03:41 PM
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Totes may seal up nice and tight but you still need to consider condensation. Best not to seat them and store them inside.


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Re: Trap storage? [Re: Ave] #7648403
08/12/22 03:49 PM
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I keep mine outside in the weather in milk crates. All waxed. Never had a problem doing them this way, no rust.


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Re: Trap storage? [Re: Ave] #7648485
08/12/22 05:57 PM
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MA
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Mine are sprayed with fogging oil or wd40 while they sit in the garage.

Re: Trap storage? [Re: Ave] #7648531
08/12/22 07:09 PM
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The OP stated that he dyed them with walnut hulls and are nice and black - why undo all that with a vinegar bath only to re dye and then wax. Seems like a waste of time and effort.


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Re: Trap storage? [Re: Ave] #7648924
08/13/22 12:01 PM
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Tipton, In.
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The only traps I don't wax are Body Grips and Dogless. So I would put a coat of wax on them and store until ready to use.

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