Post by frozenokie on Aug 14, 2011 23:44:53 GMT -5
I have a doz. 650's that I dyed,they had a light coat of rust on them when I did it,but now they are rusty again. Was my dye not strong enuf or did I not leave them in it long enuf they were in it for 1 1/2 at a slow simmer. Now do I need to boil them in clean water to clean them up some or can I just throw them back into the dye pot with some more logwood dye? Thanks for any help and if this is in the wrong spot can a mod move it
Post by haydenmekeland on Aug 15, 2011 1:27:15 GMT -5
IMO= if it was me clean them up get the rust back let it colect a little more rust then it did when you did it the first time so the dye will stick on better boil them in the dye for 2/3 hours better off putting the ezxtra time cleaning and redueing it other than just wasting dye for it to fall off.
Did you just dye these traps? How long before the dyeng proccess did they start to rust?
Did the traps come out nice and black? I tried just dying once, and before I knew it they were rusting all over again. I just let the trap obtain a very very light amount of rust, I dye in a pretty strong solution, usally a bag of log wood dye and a back of black crystal dye in about 8 gallons of water.
I let them in at a slow boil/high simmer and leave them in for about 30 minutes. After that, I hang them up untill the duy drys, then I wax them promptly.
I think the wax is really the ideal protector! (I quit using the white trap dip, and started using the Pete's best wax, found in F&T, which appears a yellow color, works MUCH better!!)
I dont even think rusting traps is that important. Just degrease and wax! Also, the only reason I allowed a very slight rust on my traps was only because then I knew I had properly degreased them.
dtraper: Morning everybody -- deer in the cooler -- traps dyed and waxed .. still got a week before season opens and seen a few cat/yote tracks around the timber close -D-
Nov 10, 2019 9:51:51 GMT -5
skidoo1000: I need to catch up on school before I can get traps out.
Nov 10, 2019 12:19:42 GMT -5
frerotte: Got another nice wide stripe skunk yesterday. Traps are under 6" of snow tonight have to wait a day or two to uncover them.
Nov 11, 2019 22:13:32 GMT -5
Law Dog: I have a order for 5 striped skunks for a University study still need 4 for fill the order, I keep the stink and the body they want the head and pelt so it works out well for me. Setting traps later in the week harvest is WAY behind.
Nov 12, 2019 0:03:51 GMT -5
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Nov 12, 2019 4:51:54 GMT -5
dtraper: SEND HEAT -froze to death ,ice on windshield this morning and a high of 28 today--D-
Nov 12, 2019 17:53:04 GMT -5
jarentz: Evening all!
Nov 13, 2019 19:56:58 GMT -5
frerotte: D 28 is warm right now here high today was 15
Nov 13, 2019 22:35:16 GMT -5
Law Dog: Been chasing that ladies cat for the last 2 months I thought I was done so I went to pull the camera I had in the area after a fresh snow and guess what I find new cat tracks! LOL Put in 4 cages will see what happens.
Nov 14, 2019 12:44:52 GMT -5
dtraper: Still cold but getting warmer -- got a couple more postholes dug.. little wire stretched -season opens 22nd, what I heard the yotes were still a little blue-D-
Nov 14, 2019 21:45:27 GMT -5
Law Dog: Wet and muddy here "butter muddy", crops still in the fields in a lot of places might need to start with the 4 wheeler and trailer then use the truck when it freezes up. If I wait the trap bedding will be impossible then.
Nov 14, 2019 23:36:52 GMT -5
longbarrel: Hey Trappers. Muddy here also, front end of the pickup doesn't know where the back end is going.
Nov 16, 2019 6:30:25 GMT -5
dtraper: Cold again -- when you see ice in the water tanks it's COLD --but fur is moving and so are the deer -D-
Nov 16, 2019 9:10:44 GMT -5
jarentz: Good Morning all!
Nov 17, 2019 6:16:55 GMT -5
dtraper: Meat for the freezer this mornin - had the boys over for corned deer and cabbage this afternoon from another one , cuttin brush and trees tomorrow -Luck to y"all that trappin -D-
Nov 17, 2019 18:18:52 GMT -5
Law Dog: Let a civet go today they were hit hard last year by distemper and it was in a remote area not causing any issues the thing climbed a tree like a squirrel.
Nov 17, 2019 23:14:57 GMT -5
frerotte: Coyotes are looking real nice now
Nov 20, 2019 10:18:47 GMT -5
Law Dog: Hitting it later in the week with snow coming tonight they are taking forever to bring in the crops but getting there!
Nov 20, 2019 20:22:38 GMT -5
dtraper: Season strats tomorrow but deer season come in Saturday ... still thinkin maybe the first week of December , but on the bright side a neighbor stopped by yesterday bout 500 acres of cat /yote ground to trap
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