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#18604 - 09/23/07 08:24 PM Re: How to clean what from traps - (acid cleaning)
FLSH ETR Offline
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Registered: 12/29/04
Posts: 915
Loc: Cudahy, Wisconsin,USA
Yesterday I boiled two batches of traps using dish washer stuff. One batch was traps that I was unhappy with the wax job I did last year and were never used. The other batch were new foothold beaver traps. I had extra room in the kettle, so I included a small skinning gambrel that I thought was too oily to use as is. The upper chain was galvanized twin loop chain. After the half hour boil job, I pulled out all traps and the gambrel. I did not rinse the gambrel off, but let it cool while I readied the next batch of traps for the cooker. I then noticed that the galvanized chain had been coated with a fussy white coat of something. I had to brush each link to remove the white stuff. What happened here? Obviously some kind of chemical reaction, but from automatic dishwashing detergent??? Frank. confused
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#18605 - 09/23/07 11:52 PM Re: How to clean what from traps - (acid cleaning)
GregP Offline
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Registered: 09/10/07
Posts: 21
Loc: VT
Hal,

Whenyou use the muriatic acid, how much did you dilute it by?

When you boiled them after rinsing, what was the solution? Plain water, water + detergent, trap dye?

Greg

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#18606 - 09/24/07 07:41 AM Re: How to clean what from traps - (acid cleaning)
Hal Offline
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Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
On subsequent excursions, I waited until I was ready to do my general trap cleaning. I mix the muratic about 50% with water (always pour acids into water, not water into acid). When I was done, I'd rinse the traps in clear water, then boil them in dishwasher powder followed by a rinse in clean boiling water, just like the rest of my traps.

Hal
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#18607 - 09/24/07 11:46 PM Re: How to clean what from traps - (acid cleaning)
GregP Offline
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Registered: 09/10/07
Posts: 21
Loc: VT
I would put between a pint and a quart and a pint in with a couple gallons of water. So it sounds like I was diluting more than you. I don't know how fast that was working for you, I would sometimes let really rusty traps sit overnight. I would then dip them in fresh water or hose off real good.

They would go from looking like new to well rusted and ready to dye in a day but didn't get much worse than that. Was that because I diluted my mix more? If they haven't continued to rust as much, would they be ok to dye or should I still boil in detergents?

thanks :p

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#25465 - 10/25/17 01:36 PM Re: How to clean what from traps - (acid cleaning) [Re: GregP]
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