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.