Waxing an old motor oil can?

Posted by: B16

Waxing an old motor oil can? - Mon Sep 18 2017 06:30 AM

I just bought four old motor oil cans at an estate sale that I plan to sell at a later date. They are in overall pretty good condition, (no rust), but I'm thinking about waxing them with some car paste wax. Will getting them 'shiny' destroy the value? Please advise. Thanks.
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Waxing an old motor oil can? - Mon Sep 18 2017 06:57 AM

IMO,
getting them "shiny" will increase the value,
be careful on the earlier litto'd cans
use a straight wax with NO cutter .. ... cool
Posted by: B16

Re: Waxing an old motor oil can? - Mon Sep 18 2017 09:05 AM

Thank you. Do you have a brand or brands you would recommend?
Posted by: keithia

Re: Waxing an old motor oil can? - Mon Sep 18 2017 08:17 PM

I wax all mine including the cardboard cans. I use liquid Turtle Wax.