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From Rough to Respectable Gallons
#735429 Sun Sep 08 2019 10:22 AM
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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
coopersplace #735430 Sun Sep 08 2019 10:23 AM
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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
coopersplace #735432 Sun Sep 08 2019 10:59 AM
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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.

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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
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That’s pretty cool, job well done 👍


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Very, very nicely done.

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coopersplace #735461 Sun Sep 08 2019 08:36 PM
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Excellent work there. Turned out way better than I could imagine .


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Nice job. They look much better.

-Steve


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Looks great Don


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