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Offline ibuyre

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preserving traps
« on: May 24, 2020, 10:49:41 PM »
aka How does everyone keep there cage traps from rusting? I have a few nice traps from Bruce that I use, but at the end of the season they have started to rust. What does everyone do to make there traps last longer? I know mine are still good... I just want to keep them that way from another 10 years or till the critters make a mess of them. And with the rust starting at the end of year one... that won't happen unless I do SOMETHING??? I think? Or am I just being OCD?

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Re: preserving traps
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2020, 11:14:29 PM »
I camo mine in rustoleum spray paint.

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Re: preserving traps
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2020, 07:52:54 AM »
 :yeah:
When you align yourself with people who beat up grandma's with strollers your opinions are from that of a psychopath. Jaded and worthless..

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Re: preserving traps
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2020, 10:00:33 AM »
Did you read my article about this in the Fur Shed?
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Re: preserving traps
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2020, 10:49:23 AM »
So far Full Metal Jacket from F & T Trading post has been excellent at keeping rust from my Connibears.
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Re: preserving traps
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2020, 11:30:25 AM »
I use WD40 on my Conibears, but that would be a slimy mess for cages.  Rattle can  or Bruce's solution sound reasonable to me.
May that for which I prepare never come to pass.
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Re: preserving traps
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2020, 12:18:08 PM »
I had missed that in the fur shed and just found it. That was just what I was looking for. Thanks Bruce and everyone else. I will do that and rattle can them.

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Re: preserving traps
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2020, 11:49:21 PM »
wax? 
Your every Liberal vote is a direct attack on the Second Amendment and a vote for Socialism.  You WILL suffer the consequences.

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Re: preserving traps
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2020, 04:50:43 AM »
Cages I pressure wash and use rust-oleum spray paint and my footholds and conibears all get dipped . I don’t use wax at all for any trap and never had as it just doesn’t need it
 But with cages when I set them in the snow or in freezing temperatures I put a dab of Vaseline on my trigger assembly

 


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