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Best Way to Clean Western Trap?

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  1. Porcupine

    Porcupine Active Member

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    Our Western 1577A trap is covered with clay dust and fragments from years of use. What is the best way to clean this trap? I don't think that steam cleaning would be a good idea. What about an engine cleaner? Or should I resort to good old yankee elbow grease? Thanks.

    Porcupine
     
  2. kolar12

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    Break Cleaner. Air hose first. Wipe with paper towels and/or use a stiff brush.
     
  3. phirel

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    I would first suggest using a leaf blower. That will get rid of a lot of dust and chips. Next, a brush, some rags and a bucket of cleaner. Soap and water is not bad as a general cleaner.

    Absolutely do not use Yankee Elbow Grease if you want a good job. A good Southern Scrub will work much better.

    Pat Ireland
     
  4. rwm12

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    Steam clean, air dry and lubricate. Worked for us for years before we went to Pat traps.
     
  5. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Gunk Foamy Engine bright after a session with the air hose.

    HM
     
  6. traploader

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    Good post. A spray can of brake cleaner with a wire brush and air hose to blow out chips and gunk. Avoid spraying rubber parts and wear a mask & eye protection.
     
  7. shannon391

    shannon391 Active Member

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    Hook a chain to it and pull out with tractor, install Pat traps.
     
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    jim brown Well-Known Member

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    Put it in the back of your truck and haul it down to the two-bit car wash and get after it.

    jim brown
     
  9. DblAdb

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    Roger C and QRP been around forever doing a great job of keeping targets in the air! Mike
     
  10. samples

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    I work on all of the Traps for the Illinois State Trap Shoot. I simply take them to the Car Wash, Wash them off with the Engine Cleaner, Rinse them on the Clear Water, Take back home and blow out the Motor and all over with an air compressor, and away we go. You will need to change the oil in the machine after you wash it as there could be some water in it. DO wash out the solinoids on the top and the bottom. I use transmission fluid for the oil in the machine and dump a full quart in the machine. The Guys from Quality Parts can get you all parts you need and are great to work with. Dick
     
  11. rwm12

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    We used to get parts from H-S Precision, Inc., Rapid City, SD 57703 Phone 605 341-3006 before we went to Pat Traps.
     
  12. whiz white

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    H-S Precision is the manufacturing facility and owner of the W-W machines.

    They will not sell directly to the customer. You have to go through a distrubutor to get their parts.

    I use a steam cleaner on the rebuilts.

    Whiz White<BR>
    W-W Distributor
     
  13. kolar12

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    Please wrap the motor in plastic before using water! I guess it depends on whether you want to sell them or maintain them. I still like brake cleaner.
     
  14. guncase

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    Before you have QRP rebuild your handsets,,, call Barry Roach and ask how many of the "just rebuilt" traps had to be "just rebuilt" AGAIN on the 2nd day of the state shoot. I think it was 3 or 4 yrs ago.
     
  15. HDLLLIII

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    I think Murphy's Law would apply here...If it's not broke don't fix it.
     
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