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creekbandit
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« on: March 09, 2011, 05:08:19 PM »

do you dye and wax your water traps ? i dye and wax all of mine.
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tlbull46
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2011, 06:55:33 PM »

Dye and wax my footholds, dye my coni's and DP"s. Going to try Formula 1 on my snares this year.
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2011, 07:05:33 PM »

I just dye my water traps or dip them.Caught to many fingers the one time I waxed them. Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2011, 08:53:03 PM »

I dye and wax them, even 330s.  They rust too fast if you don't.  Just scrape the dog and the spot where the trap meets the dog.  I tried Speed Dip on some stuff this year and hated the results.  I guess I should try painting them with rustoleum.  Any down sides to paint?
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2011, 09:28:37 PM »

i spray anything that needs redying during the season.
conibears stay painted the longest.
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2019, 03:15:11 PM »

All of my water traps get the same treatment. Bodygrips, footholds, and all stabilizers.  I have no problems with any other methods.  I just dipped mine the first time and have been more than satisfied with the results, so I haven’t tried other methods.


Degrease, dry, dip in 50/50 or 40/60 rustoleum rusty metal primer/thinner.  Dip, then hang to dry.  I come back say 15-20 minutes later and slide the triggers over so it’ll dry evenly. Finish up with khaki and or brown or green camo spray paint to break up the outline. 


If anyone decides to try dipping traps, be sure to keep it thin. You can dip twice if needed, but if you dip it in paint or primer that too thick then you have a mess. 
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