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Posted By: Bmpregler Best way to clean cans - Sun Mar 12 2017 02:40 AM
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.

Thanks

BP
Posted By: Alex Re: Best way to clean cans - Sun Mar 12 2017 03:07 AM
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.
Posted By: Bob Richards Re: Best way to clean cans - Sun Mar 12 2017 03:11 AM
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...
Posted By: advertologist Re: Best way to clean cans - Sun Mar 12 2017 03:13 AM
ever what you use start on the back of the can in case something happens .. ... cool
Posted By: oletymy Re: Best way to clean cans - Sun Mar 12 2017 08:46 PM
gojo hand cleaner without pumic works good
Posted By: It's for sale Re: Best way to clean cans - Mon Mar 13 2017 12:13 PM
WD40 , never damaged anything I used it on.
Posted By: Gas Junkie Re: Best way to clean cans - Tue Aug 29 2017 03:35 PM
AMERICAN PICKERS use LIQUID GOLD
Posted By: Dale Stephens Re: Best way to clean cans - Tue Aug 29 2017 05:17 PM
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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