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#17900 - 08/26/07 08:07 AM Re: rusty coilsprings
crankbait Offline

Registered: 07/04/07
Posts: 30
Loc: north carolina
what is the difference?
does it make a difference?

#17901 - 08/26/07 11:21 AM Re: rusty coilsprings
Hal Online   content

Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 9973
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
Trap wax has a few added ingregients (like rosin) to make it tougher. You can wax with paraffin and do okay. Some folks I know use candle makers wax.

smile -- Hal
Endeavor to persevere.

#17902 - 08/26/07 08:53 PM Re: rusty coilsprings
BillG Offline

Registered: 08/21/07
Posts: 45
Loc: NY
When we were young we would sometimes use a combination of paraffin and bees wax. But last time I checked you could buy trappers wax for about the same or less than paraffin so why wouldn't you want to use a good quality trapping wax. That may help reduce some of your problems.

Spend a little more time reading and then ask questions. Oh and a real old time way to clean up rust is good old Cocacola.

#17903 - 08/28/07 11:27 AM Re: rusty coilsprings
highview72 Offline
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Registered: 08/20/07
Posts: 2
Loc: Navarino WI
One thing to add to my previous post. I set pan tension after waxing. Everything else gets done before but the tension gets set after.

#17904 - 08/28/07 12:01 PM Re: rusty coilsprings
Rpowers Offline

Registered: 12/17/06
Posts: 43
Loc: NW Arkansas
Yeah BillG, except that coke is alot more expensive than plain old white vinegar from wally-world. I couldn't believe how effective vinegar was at removing trap rust!

#17905 - 08/31/07 06:12 PM Re: rusty coilsprings
crankbait Offline

Registered: 07/04/07
Posts: 30
Loc: north carolina
well I manage a True value hardware store and pariffin wax is a stock item and i buy at wholesale, so $1 a pound is cheaper to me and i was taught to use my resources to my advantage.

#25464 - 10/25/17 01:36 PM Re: rusty coilsprings [Re: crankbait]
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Registered: 03/12/03
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