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#49233 - Fri Aug 10 2007 08:33 PM Oil Cans Display
ziegld1 Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 07 2004
Loc: Ballwin , MO USA
I've been given several different old cardboard oil cans for a gas station storage shed I build in my backyard. I'd
plan on placing them in a window I placed to make the shed look like a gas station.
Does anybody know how I preserve the outside of the oil cans to stop the fading of the colors and printing on the cans?
Varnish, Clear coat ?
Thanks DZ

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#49234 - Fri Aug 10 2007 08:39 PM Re: Oil Cans Display
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
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Do not place ANY CAN in DIRECT SUN, they will BLEACH OUT no matter what you seal them with.
db

[This message has been edited by Dick Bennett (edited 08-10-2007).]
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#49235 - Fri Aug 10 2007 09:38 PM Re: Oil Cans Display
jkyocom Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 15 2006
Loc: GA
Take a picture and have it blown up....then place in window
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#49236 - Fri Aug 10 2007 11:13 PM Re: Oil Cans Display
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Better make a few copies, it will fade & deteriorate also.
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Reproduction/Fantasy Cans
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p2/oldegaspump/AllCansMASTERTHUMBNAIL_zps4bfdbbc7.jpg
Rnd Can Re-lids


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#49237 - Sun Aug 12 2007 03:58 AM Re: Oil Cans Display
fast66 Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 16 2000
Loc: Stockholm, Sweden
Here's what I did - plan to have some kind of sunshade installed...//Claes

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#49238 - Sun Aug 12 2007 10:02 AM Re: Oil Cans Display
kmann Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
Loc: new york
what about clear uv film on the windows ???

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#49239 - Sun Aug 12 2007 11:31 AM Re: Oil Cans Display
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
It will SLOW the process, but not stop it.
Keep an ample supply & change out as needed.
db
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Reproduction/Fantasy Cans
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p2/oldegaspump/AllCansMASTERTHUMBNAIL_zps4bfdbbc7.jpg
Rnd Can Re-lids


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#49240 - Sun Aug 12 2007 08:49 PM Re: Oil Cans Display
+Chris Holt Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 12 2002
Loc: St. Clair MI USA
Claes, How about some more shots of that station you got ,Looks pretty nice.
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