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#141315 - 03/18/07 05:27 PM CLEANING - Need tips on cleaning up rusted traps
Bridger Benson Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/14/07
Posts: 487
Loc: Sandhills, Ne
Bought some traps on ebay listed in "great shape" but they are very rusty. I want to clean them up and get them dyed and ready for this next season. I scrubbed for a long time with a wire brush and got a lot off but there are a lot of places I couldn't reach. Anyone have any tricks to getting them cleaned up? Soak in WD-40 or something? Thanks for any advice.

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#141320 - 03/18/07 05:32 PM Re: Need tips on cleaning up rusted traps [Re: Bridger Benson]
itrapny Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 658
Loc: Gasport, NY
Soak them in white vinager, they'll come out looking brand new after a couple days
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#141322 - 03/18/07 05:33 PM Re: Need tips on cleaning up rusted traps [Re: itrapny]
trap-it Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 148
Loc: Star City Arkansas
I've never tried the vinager trick till today myself..have some old victor 1.5s soaking now...hope they come out good.

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#141324 - 03/18/07 05:36 PM Re: Need tips on cleaning up rusted traps [Re: itrapny]
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Take them to the car wash after a few days in the vinegar. Don't be afraid to leave em a few days. You'll be surprised how new they will look. RD

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#141329 - 03/18/07 05:45 PM Re: Need tips on cleaning up rusted traps [Re: ]
inline50 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 1510
Loc: carroll county, IL.
just got done soaking some for 4 days I sprayed them off with the hose , the rust came right off. "awsome"
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#141371 - 03/18/07 06:11 PM Re: Need tips on cleaning up rusted traps [Re: inline50]
Trophyhunter Offline
"Reformed Scab Picker"

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 4335
Loc: Michigan
some might take a week, then pressure wash them you will be AMAZED, i know i was.
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#141379 - 03/18/07 06:14 PM Re: Need tips on cleaning up rusted traps [Re: Trophyhunter]
canvasback Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 4688
Loc: NY
If they are real bad, leave them in for 2 weeks.
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#141394 - 03/18/07 06:26 PM Re: Need tips on cleaning up rusted traps [Re: canvasback]
45/70 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 3847
Loc: Georgia
I use a concrete mixer loaded with Play Sand, and a light shovel full of crusher run.
Adios,
45/70,

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#141451 - 03/18/07 07:19 PM Re: Need tips on cleaning up rusted traps [Re: 45/70]
Newt Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 2304
Loc: Port Republic South Jersey
I use a concrete mixer too. But fill mine up with P-Gravel and water.
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