"I have no intensions of having a serious wax burn killing my tfrapping season."
If that's the case, I strongly recommend you stop
putting wet traps in hot wax. Your luck will run out some day."until the wax calms down"
If your wax is churning and rolling, you're about a half step away from a steam bubble explosion.
I'll not allow you to recommend that procedure to people here. I don't so much care if you get yourself hurt, but I do care if you get somebody else hurt.
Beginners, pay attention. Let your traps dry a few hours at least, and better yet, let them dry overnight before you submerge them in hot wax. It dosen't matter what freakin' temperature your traps are when you start waxing them. Even if they are ice-cold, 30 to 60 seconds in the wax pot will bring them up to the temperature of the wax. They're steel, for cryin' out loud, and metals are an excellent conductor of heat. Just let the trap set in the hot wax for a minute or so, and you should get a thin, even, durabel coat of wax.