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totalcomfort 04-22-2007 09:24 AM

does it matter if a trap is rusty

coyote_buster 04-22-2007 11:22 AM

RE: traping
all i know is not to oil them because that will keep animals away if anything

Red Hawk 04-22-2007 11:57 AM

RE: traping
If it traps, it'll work :)

Roadkillwarrior 04-22-2007 01:16 PM

RE: traping
I have used rusty traps, but I usually speed dip them with the stuff you mix with gasoiline. Makes them last longer, shut smoother and quicker, and keeps the springs from going bad.

coyote_buster 04-22-2007 03:03 PM

RE: traping
wait a minute, is it a snap or cage trap

BowHunter46 04-22-2007 06:46 PM

RE: traping
Yes you can use it as long as its still in working order, but I would rub it down with some steel whool first. If its rusted to the point that chunks are flaking off, then just buy a new trap.

mnhunter_32 04-30-2007 06:44 PM

RE: traping
what are you trying to trap? and if it is to rusty it won't operate fast enough to catch any thing

DANTHEHUNTER 04-30-2007 09:48 PM

RE: traping
You should be dying your traps anyway.That keeps them from rusting.

HighDesertWolf 04-30-2007 10:53 PM

RE: traping
a friend of my dads does alot of trapping ive seen him coat his traps with PAM canola oil spray.

furgitter 05-01-2007 10:36 AM

RE: traping
You should not have any flakey rust on any trap.Foothold traps should be speed dipped.Conibares should be died.Cages should be made mostly of galvanised steel,So no problem.Anything you can catch in a cage should not mind a shot of WD 40 to make it smoother.

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