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#18554 - 09/20/05 07:44 PM Speed Dip and Bodygrips
alloutdoors Offline
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Registered: 09/19/05
Posts: 4
Loc: Springfield Nebraska
Will Speed Dip affect the the triggers of coni traps. I just retired from the Air Force and can't wait to start trapping again. Had to buy new equipment and just getting things together. Traps are rusted and ready to go. Never used Speed Dip but am going to try. Going to run a water line and focus on coon & mink. Saving the coyotes for late season calling and winter fun. If that doesn't work out I will see what I can do to pick them up next season. Just don't think I have the skills to get them this year and don't want to wise them up just yet.

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#18555 - 09/21/05 07:55 AM Re: Speed Dip and Bodygrips
Hal Offline
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Registered: 07/17/00
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Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
It would be best if you cleaned the dip off the dog and the place on the jaw where it rests.

smile -- Hal
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#18556 - 09/21/05 02:32 PM Re: Speed Dip and Bodygrips
KD Offline
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Registered: 12/31/04
Posts: 10
Loc: McComb, OH (NW OH)
Remember, if you're dipping traps, there's no need to rust new traps. Just clean the factory oil and grease and dip.

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#18557 - 09/21/05 04:55 PM Re: Speed Dip and Bodygrips
Okiekajun Offline
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Registered: 07/23/05
Posts: 39
Loc: Golden Meadow, Louisiana
KD, no offense meant here but ... Is that others opinion as well? I should NOT lightly rust my new, or unused, traps prior to using a "speed dip" product?
confused
Hal if this is getting off the orig. topic I apologize and will start anew.
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#18558 - 09/21/05 06:30 PM Re: Speed Dip and Bodygrips
alloutdoors Offline
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Registered: 09/19/05
Posts: 4
Loc: Springfield Nebraska
Agree on the rusting. I just could decide exactly what I was going to do so I rusted them

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#18559 - 09/21/05 06:47 PM Re: Speed Dip and Bodygrips
Hal Offline
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OK: You're not off topic. smile

It isn't necessary to rust your traps if you are going to dip them.

smile -- Hal
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#18560 - 09/21/05 07:08 PM Re: Speed Dip and Bodygrips
Okiekajun Offline
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Registered: 07/23/05
Posts: 39
Loc: Golden Meadow, Louisiana
Thanks, I feel like I stayed at a Holiday Inn.
smile

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#18561 - 09/22/05 04:48 PM Re: Speed Dip and Bodygrips
alloutdoors Offline
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Registered: 09/19/05
Posts: 4
Loc: Springfield Nebraska
I went ahaed and dipped a few. Some not rusted and some rusted. I removed all the oil from the non-rusted. The Speed Dip worked as advertised. The only thing I noticed is that the non-rusted traps have a smooth shine to them. The rusted trapps are purfict. Flat black and no shine. Don't get me wrong. the shine isnt really concern. I just think they will stand out a little more. Who knows might fade in a week or two.

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#18562 - 09/23/05 01:06 AM Re: Speed Dip and Bodygrips
Trapper-Randy Offline
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Registered: 08/30/05
Posts: 141
Loc: Pennsylvania
Wax them and the shine should go away.

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#18563 - 09/23/05 08:15 AM Re: Speed Dip and Bodygrips
Hal Offline
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Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
It is not necessary to wax over dip. And -- DO NOT wax bodygrips!

Exposed to the elements, the shine will go away in a few days. This never seemed to be a problem to me.

smile -- Hal
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#18564 - 09/24/05 07:41 PM Re: Speed Dip and Bodygrips
skinner69 Offline
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Registered: 07/24/05
Posts: 152
Loc: stillwater,new york
Does the speed dip coating hold up for water use on connibears?I've never used it and have always used logwood dye on my 110's and 220's but it always seems to wear off and the traps rust while under water.I picked up a can of speed dip at the trappers convention and was going to try it on 2 dozen new 110's that i currently have hanging outdoors to get a coat of rust-guess i can skip the rust up and just dip them according to the above posts?

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#18565 - 09/25/05 05:42 PM Re: Speed Dip and Bodygrips
Hal Offline
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Registered: 07/17/00
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Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
Yep.

smile -- Hal
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#18566 - 09/25/05 05:44 PM Re: Speed Dip and Bodygrips
Hal Offline
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Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
And, I suggest you do it pretty quickly. Sometimes it takes dip a while to dry. Take advantage of the last few remaining warm days.

smile -- Hal
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#18567 - 09/25/05 06:21 PM Re: Speed Dip and Bodygrips
skinner69 Offline
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Registered: 07/24/05
Posts: 152
Loc: stillwater,new york
Thanks for the advice,i'll be dipping them tomorrow.One final question-after their dipped should i leave them hanging outdoors covered or uncovered from the weather?Will a rain or heavy dew affect them drying?Thanks for all your help!

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#18568 - 09/25/05 06:45 PM Re: Speed Dip and Bodygrips
The Beav Offline
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Registered: 07/30/00
Posts: 509
Loc: Oregon WI
Keep them Inside where It's hot and placing a fan so you can move air over them, It might just help them dry quicker. Good luck.

Beav

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#18569 - 09/29/05 11:01 PM Re: Speed Dip and Bodygrips
Casey S Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/16/05
Posts: 2
Loc: Fulton, IL
All I've ever used is Speed dip but then again this will only be my 3rd year trapping. I haven't had a problem with dip being on dog and jaws so don't think there is a real need to scrap it off. As far as a light coat of rust on new traps the only difference between rusted and not is the shine on the trap. New traps will be shiny while those that are rusted will be duller.

Casey S.

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#18570 - 09/30/05 10:33 AM Re: Speed Dip and Bodygrips
Hal Offline
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Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 9936
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
It's a good idea to clean off the dog. I use a chain saw file for that. Personally, I have a clean spot on the jaw as well.

smile -- Hal
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#21146 - 12/12/14 10:33 AM Re: Speed Dip and Bodygrips [Re: alloutdoors]
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