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#4106953 - 11/10/13 03:50 PM Removing wax from connibears
MittenTrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/25/11
Loc: Port Huron, MI
Lets just say that hypothetically, of course, someone were to wax their 120's and now they can't set them without them going off instantly. How would this person remove the new wax without removing the dye? This is not about me...cough cough. Should I boil them?
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#4106959 - 11/10/13 03:54 PM Re: Removing wax from connibears [Re: MittenTrapper]
Boco Offline
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Registered: 08/08/11
Loc: james bay frontierOnt.
You only have to remove the wax from the dog,and maybe the jaw that it engages.You can do that with a chainsaw file or burn with a butane torch.

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#4106965 - 11/10/13 04:01 PM Re: Removing wax from connibears [Re: MittenTrapper]
MittenTrapper Offline
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Registered: 11/25/11
Loc: Port Huron, MI
I tried that, but it didnt work too well haha. Do you think boiling them would remove the dye?


Edited by MittenTrapper (11/10/13 04:01 PM)
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#4107044 - 11/10/13 04:56 PM Re: Removing wax from connibears [Re: MittenTrapper]
cmr2 Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/26/09
Loc: west central indiana
Torch ,scrape first ,then heat

Have to learn which parts get wax on conis to which don't

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#4107048 - 11/10/13 05:00 PM Re: Removing wax from connibears [Re: MittenTrapper]
HDK Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/25/07
Loc: Ohio, Darke
You can boil but probably lose some of dye. I am surprised torch or file didn't work.

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#4107049 - 11/10/13 05:01 PM Re: Removing wax from connibears [Re: MittenTrapper]
HDK Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/25/07
Loc: Ohio, Darke
You can boil but probably lose some of dye. I am surprised torch or file didn't work.

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#4107100 - 11/10/13 05:30 PM Re: Removing wax from connibears [Re: MittenTrapper]
Boco Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/08/11
Loc: james bay frontierOnt.
X2 HDK,are your traps second hand?Someone likely filed on the dog shoulder making them hair trigger.

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#4108640 - 11/11/13 01:25 PM Re: Removing wax from connibears [Re: MittenTrapper]
MittenTrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/25/11
Loc: Port Huron, MI
Nope, brand new bridger 120's. They had zero trigger play out of the box. Torch works alright.
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#4108656 - 11/11/13 01:32 PM Re: Removing wax from connibears [Re: MittenTrapper]
northwoodsstyle Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/27/13
Loc: northern wisconsin
Lol sucks to be you!! Gotta be a real pain dealing with that. Let us know how it went when you're done

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#4109084 - 11/11/13 06:01 PM Re: Removing wax from connibears [Re: MittenTrapper]
Jumperzee Online   content
trapper

Registered: 10/26/10
Loc: North Central Idaho
Toss em over the bank into a very, very deep pool, then buy new ones.....and DON'T wax them. At least that's what my "hypothetical friend" (cough, cough) did after files, torches, sandpaper and other remedies didn't work. Got sick of smashed fingers.

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#4109109 - 11/11/13 06:11 PM Re: Removing wax from connibears [Re: MittenTrapper]
Idtrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/22/07
Loc: Idaho
You guy's must be getting sick, with all the coughing...Hope you feel better soon...LOL


Edited by Idtrapper (11/11/13 06:11 PM)

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#4109175 - 11/11/13 06:35 PM Re: Removing wax from connibears [Re: MittenTrapper]
frozen okie Offline
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Registered: 11/26/08
Loc: wasilla,alaska
Originally Posted By: MittenTrapper
Nope, brand new bridger 120's. They had zero trigger play out of the box. Torch works alright.


I waxed mine this year, did the torch thing and the chainsaw file, but I ended up having to take a flat file and going across the face of the dog,it seems after I filed the dog notch I did it to deep and wouldn't let the dog engage the the bar cause it was hitting the trigger, this may be your problem,it's an easy fix just gotta do them all, I will say this I like how easy they break over and set now and belise are alot easier to tune up after waxing, I think it's cause the dog is skinner
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