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Old 08-07-2011, 05:22 PM   #1
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Do you do anything to dog proofs? Dye, wax, paint, anything?
Secondly, what the best way to get rust off of leg holds? I have half dozen duke #2 I'm going to clean up and sell/trade, they're only used one season but they need cleaned up really bad. The salt on the dirt hole sets last season really did a number on the finish.



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Old 08-07-2011, 05:42 PM   #2
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I've heard of some people dyeing their dp's. Others just paint them. More people that I have talked to just go with them as is. Hopefully coons will shine 'em up for you when you start catching them! I use a wire brush on my rusted traps to remove the excess rust before dyeing and waxing each year.



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I don't do anything to my dp's. I tried painting a couple white for eye appeal but the first coon catch cleans the paint off and puts them back to a rusty/mud color in no time.

a wire brush to the #2s and then if your gonna sell/trade them then boil em real good to get excess stuff off and sell them with surface rust on them. they're not gonna look pretty but if its a trapper buying them he's gonna look at spring strenght and bent pieces more then the coloring.

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Old 08-07-2011, 07:27 PM   #4
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The shine on em might help with eye appeal for the coons. The negative would be that the shine might help the johnny sneakums too

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The shine on em might help with eye appeal for the coons. The negative would be that the shine might help the johnny sneakums too



Say it aint so - We don't have johnny sneakums in Missouri do we?
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I die my little grizz or I have painted them white to look like an egg . Jermy let me know what you want for your #2 I am looking for a few more

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I picked up a dozen Lil Griz's after I sold my furs and was wondering the same thing as they have some kind of oil on them, was wondering if they needed to be boiled and dipped or maybe just left outside for a spell.

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I would dye the #2's. They take the dye better when they are rusty. If they are real bad hit them with a wire brush first and they will come out of the dye looking great.

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all great, except for hunting dogs, and livestock guardian dogs.
I'm a trapper through and through and I hope that footholds are never outlawed but I have been turning to dp's more and more as I can set them in more places without the worry.


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