Last year when i dyed my traps (logwood dye) then waxed them, some of my traps the wax was slighly separated (Clear, not binded) on the traps & would flake off a bit. I used a 5lb. block of trappers wax on top of water that was simmering.I dipped them in for about 10 seconds then slowly pulled them up through the floating hot wax. Does this mean I didn't leave them in long enough, or too long? Or I didn't rinse the traps after i dyed them, can that cause this? Do you all rinse them after the dye, before waxing? -T-
Wax won't stick to a wet trap! There is NO WAY you could have drawn those traps through the wax slow enough to dry the steel. Dye the traps and hang them till dry. The hot steel and a summer day will do that quickly. THEN dip in a pot of hot wax, NO WATER!
traps should be waxed after they have been dyed,,and dried.
the tricky part is making sure your wax doesn't get close to the flash-point. a lot of fellas use a double-boiler method to guard against that problem.
when waxing traps, heat your wax till it "almost" begins to smoke. slowly lower the trap into the wax and leave it until the trap is the same temp as the wax. then, you can remove the trap and shake it or spin in to remove any excess wax that has pooled on different surfaces. it will look slightly wet and will begin to dull as it cools. hang them up in a handy place out of the way until they cool completely.
then clean the tip of the dog and pan-notch free of the wax and check you pan tension.
The wax will get to the jaws fine,Acually,if it doesnt could be a good thing.I think sometimes wax on the jaw face could cause a pull out.Some people put a small nail inthe jaws to insure they get waxed.
vinegar is a mild acid. It etches the metal. Also like trisodium phospate or muriatic acid but you are asking for trouble if you muff it. Puts a nice brown rust on in 24 hrs to take the stain or paint or whatever you use.
trapper660: what wrong with buzz?he never hurt noone.lol
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trapper660: whoops i thought it would bleep that.
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bobcat: well 660 u no u can edit it ..... LOL...
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trapper660: what the heck?no one posting at all for a day or two and no one shouting for a long time.is everyone hibernating for the summer or what.
May 13, 2013 21:27:20 GMT -5
64 bobcat: must be 660..... everyone is busy , I guess
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trapper660: i guess so hows everything with you bobcat
May 13, 2013 21:38:40 GMT -5
mg: Fur Buyer...Hello fellow trappers and hunters I was in the fur business for over 18 years and my son also is in the business. We are interested in your fur. My son works the east coast while I work south west area.
May 14, 2013 12:52:03 GMT -5
mg: Please contact us if you are looking to sell.
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silverfox: I looked into the deal and it would be around 120/month for three years for a 4000 loan at 4%.
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krank: the heck you say....
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bamamudpie: i sure wished some one would come to bama and buy fur but i know it want happen the out of staters fees is way to high ,which in my mind was set to keep buyers out
May 19, 2013 14:52:08 GMT -5
trapper660: anyone out there tonight?i will be off and on here for awhile. i hurt my back earlier and have nothing else to do.lol
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trapper660: sometimes the fee is high sometimes its low.lol
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trapper660: my reply,..... who the heck is this.
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trapper660: feels good to shout dont it.lol im off to a ball game.
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