Wax problem

Discussion in 'Trapping' started by trapperman1985, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. trapperman1985

    trapperman1985 Well-Known Member

    I bought a new set of double coils this year because I have been out of trapping for a few years now. I went through the normal routine of rebuilding the traps after receiving them and boiled them to get the oils out of the metal. I floated the trap wax on water and pulled the traps up through them. Within one week all of them had rust on them and I hadn't even put them out yet. Any suggestions? What am I forgeting?
     
  2. truck24hr

    truck24hr Super Member<br>2014-15 Bow Hunting Contest Winner

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    I havent had and luck putting wax over my dye. I do them separately. But since they are rusted good now, why not die and rewax?
     

  3. Damascus-Doug

    Damascus-Doug Well-Known Member

    I dye my traps then wax them. I get the wax nice and hot and just dip it.
     
  4. fisherman

    fisherman Grand Member<br>2007 Bowhunting Contest Team Winne

    x2 Take them right out of the dye while there nice and hot and dip them in hot wax.
     
  5. jwr

    jwr Well-Known Member

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    never dip wet traps in wax, the wax will splatter and burn ya,
     
  6. trapperman1985

    trapperman1985 Well-Known Member

    I usually dye them only if I am water trapping and do not wax them then. I am only land trapping this year. I guess I'm going to have to dip them in pure wax rather than float the wax and pull them through. I guess the water stuck to the trap under the wax as it was pulled through.
     
  7. jwr

    jwr Well-Known Member

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    you ever tried f 1? all i use now.
     
  8. fisherman

    fisherman Grand Member<br>2007 Bowhunting Contest Team Winne

    Thats why you use bolling water to dye with ,when you pull the traps out they are so hot that the water drys right off then you can dip them, hot traps don't get a big build up of wax just a thin coat.
     
  9. the Black Spot

    the Black Spot Well-Known Member

    don't forget to leave the traps in the wax long enough to become the same temperature as the wax. that way the wax won't be clumpy when they dry.
    as jwr said, formula one is great stuff. so is speed dip and a gallon of camp fuel mixed in.
     
  10. trapperman1985

    trapperman1985 Well-Known Member

    I have used speed dip before but not the f 1. I will have to look that up. I am going to give them another go in a day or so and see what happens.
     
  11. bloody acorns

    bloody acorns Well-Known Member

    When you use deadfalls no need to wax the rock
     
  12. jwr

    jwr Well-Known Member

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    mix f1 3 to 1, dip twice, set tomorrow.

    Ive decided your a idiot.
     
  13. Mark Penn

    Mark Penn Well-Known Member

    lol
     
  14. Damascus-Doug

    Damascus-Doug Well-Known Member

    I think he was actually being funny but I found this to be funnier! :fit::fit:
     
  15. jwr

    jwr Well-Known Member

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    the post about the deadfall just hit me wrong, what if that had been a kid wantin to try it, that idiot hollering go ahead, itll be ok,
     
  16. bloody acorns

    bloody acorns Well-Known Member

    Idiot

    Yeah be ashamed if someone mashed a finger or toe - do you keep the riule book byt the toilet or is it committed to memory
     
  17. jwr

    jwr Well-Known Member

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    had to learn it as its a pretty important part of my job
     
  18. bloody acorns

    bloody acorns Well-Known Member

    Question

    Your work for Terminix?