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Reproduction one quart motor oil cans? #694870
Tue Sep 19 2017 06:50 AM
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I'm new to buying oil cans and would like to know if one quart tin oil cans are being reproduced? If so what major 'differences' should I be on the look-out for? Thanks.

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Re: Reproduction one quart motor oil cans? [Re: B16] #694873
Tue Sep 19 2017 07:09 AM
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I'm not a major can guy, so I can't contribute much. But I know there are various types of cans that people should look out for. Like wrapped cans, cans that were re-rolled and lidded to look like complete original cans.

Can anyone provide info and thoughts on the above, and maybe give more examples? While those aren't necessarily reproduction cans, I think they are sometimes meant to deceive buyers into thinking they're getting something different than what they're expecting.

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Re: Reproduction one quart motor oil cans? [Re: B16] #694939
Tue Sep 19 2017 08:45 PM
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Before accepting the information above, you should wait for the big can collectors to tell you what to look out for.

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Re: Reproduction one quart motor oil cans? [Re: B16] #694953
Wed Sep 20 2017 04:09 AM
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So yes, 1 qt cans are being reproduced, but they are easy to distinguish between originals. You can view reproductions on EBAY and see how different they look from originals. Original metal cans that are re-rolled and wrapped around another can generally have messy seams or not clean fits with the lids. It takes a little more experience to know that these are wrapped, but generally easy to distinguish. The fakes you have to be careful about are vinyl wraps. A well done vinyl wrap can look very original and even fool long term collectors. The real experienced collectors can tell you how to identify a well done vinyl wrap.

Re: Reproduction one quart motor oil cans? [Re: B16] #694964
Wed Sep 20 2017 08:59 AM
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Alberta, Canada
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"Original metal cans that are re-rolled and wrapped around another can generally have messy seams or not clean fits with the lids. It takes a little more experience to know that these are wrapped, but generally easy to distinguish."

Yeah, right! You guys can put down the re-rolled cans and the work involved all you want. For some of us who do it properly the initial intention of bringing it back to what it was originally is the same as restoring a basket-case pump or vehicle. What it is worth then or how the seller represents or mis-represents it is another discussion.

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Re: Reproduction one quart motor oil cans? [Re: B16] #694968
Wed Sep 20 2017 10:50 AM
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Joseph, Yes, certain brands are being "Faked"... I collect Veedol/Tydol/Flying A... There are a number of Sellers on Ebay; selling fake Tydol and Flying A Cans; thankfully they are not close to being correct in color and in some instances, the graphics are way off...

My advise, is before you buy any cans. You look into purchasing a couple of the Oil Can "Guides"... Amazon usually has some used ones for a pretty fair prices. Ebay occasionally has a few and occasionally Oldgas Members will sell one's they have... Better to wait until you get some knowledge before buying some fakes and/or marginal conditioned cans... But, that is just my opinion....


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