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From Rough to Respectable Gallons #735429
Sun Sep 08 2019 10:22 AM
Sun Sep 08 2019 10:22 AM
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Alberta, Canada
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I had a dealer drop by on Friday with a rough Buffalo gallon tin that he wanted to see if I could improve its condition. It was quite battered and I couldn't do anything about the scratches and paint loss but it had potential. About a month ago I had bought a Prestone gallon with the intention of taking the bottom off and seeing how much could be straightened. So most of Saturday was spent working on these two to see what I could achieve with my limited ability. I am not a trained body-man but have had some success with straightening certain cans. Each projects is different depending upon the thickness of the metal and how much abuse it has endured. Both took about the same amount of time though I feel that the Buffalo fared better than the Prestone. The latter had way more small dents and some would just not smooth out. When dealing with painted metal surfaces you have to balance how much you want to work the metal before you start to damage the paint. Overall I happy with what was achieved and each job is a learning experience for me for the next one. Cheers, Don.

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Re: From Rough to Respectable Gallons, 1st photos [Re: coopersplace] #735430
Sun Sep 08 2019 10:23 AM
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Re: From Rough to Respectable Gallons, 1st photos [Re: coopersplace] #735431
Sun Sep 08 2019 10:46 AM
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Michigan, Union Pier
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Wow, nice job. Did you cut the bottom out to gain access for the straightening?


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Re: From Rough to Respectable Gallons, 1st photos [Re: coopersplace] #735432
Sun Sep 08 2019 10:59 AM
Sun Sep 08 2019 10:59 AM
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Alberta, Canada
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Thanks, yes I use a safety can opener which cuts just on the bottom rim rather than the can body itself. When I am finished I use JB Weld to hold the bottom plate back into position. Cheers, Don.

Re: From Rough to Respectable Gallons, 1st photos [Re: coopersplace] #735433
Sun Sep 08 2019 11:05 AM
Sun Sep 08 2019 11:05 AM
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Cameron Park,Ca.
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Nice work. I saved a 2 gallon by cutting the bottom out to gain access for repairs.


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Re: From Rough to Respectable Gallons, 1st photos [Re: coopersplace] #735436
Sun Sep 08 2019 02:07 PM
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That’s pretty cool, job well done 👍


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Re: From Rough to Respectable Gallons, 1st photos [Re: coopersplace] #735440
Sun Sep 08 2019 02:31 PM
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Western, IA
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Very, very nicely done.

Re: From Rough to Respectable Gallons, 1st photos [Re: coopersplace] #735461
Sun Sep 08 2019 08:36 PM
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Michigan
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Excellent work there. Turned out way better than I could imagine .


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Re: From Rough to Respectable Gallons, 1st photos [Re: coopersplace] #735487
Mon Sep 09 2019 01:54 PM
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Michigan, USA (near Chesterfie...
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Nice job. They look much better.

-Steve


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Re: From Rough to Respectable Gallons, 1st photos [Re: coopersplace] #735490
Mon Sep 09 2019 02:45 PM
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Frankfort KY
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Looks great Don


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