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Best way to clean cans #681855
Sat Mar 11 2017 08:40 PM
Sat Mar 11 2017 08:40 PM
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Tulsa, OK
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When you get dirty oil/antifreeze metal cans how do you clean them. I have been using carb cleaner but looking for what works best.

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Re: Best way to clean cans [Re: Bmpregler] #681860
Sat Mar 11 2017 09:07 PM
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From my experience, as gently as possible. I know that sounds dumb, but sometimes the paint/finish will start to flake/wipe off if wiped too hard. Especially on old cans I use dawn dish washing liquid. Let sit for a couple of minutes and then start to wash it off gently. I am sure others will chime in.


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Re: Best way to clean cans [Re: Bmpregler] #681861
Sat Mar 11 2017 09:11 PM
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Brandon, you probably should learn to use the "Oldgas.com search" that is near the bottom of each page.

Type in "How to clean old cans" and you find numerous threads and posts concerning this topic.

In fact, I would recommend that every new Member become comfortable with using this search. As most every question you might have; has been asked atleast a few times since Primarily Petroliana (Oldgas.com) came online...


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Re: Best way to clean cans [Re: Alex] #681862
Sat Mar 11 2017 09:13 PM
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ever what you use start on the back of the can in case something happens .. ... cool


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Re: Best way to clean cans [Re: advertologist] #681964
Sun Mar 12 2017 02:46 PM
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Fayetteville NC USA
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gojo hand cleaner without pumic works good


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Re: Best way to clean cans [Re: Bmpregler] #682073
Mon Mar 13 2017 06:13 AM
Mon Mar 13 2017 06:13 AM
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Wellington, Ohio
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WD40 , never damaged anything I used it on.

Re: Best way to clean cans [Re: Bmpregler] #693388
Tue Aug 29 2017 09:35 AM
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British Columbia
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AMERICAN PICKERS use LIQUID GOLD

Re: Best way to clean cans [Re: Bmpregler] #693392
Tue Aug 29 2017 11:17 AM
Tue Aug 29 2017 11:17 AM
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Alabama, USA
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If you are talking about cleaning the inside, which I interpret to be what you are asking, what you are using seems to work for me. Also, mineral spirits works well. If you are using carb. cleaner to clean the outside, you are one lucky person not to have already removed the paint from the cans you have used it on...


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