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Metbrew Rubout

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Post by Lovegun » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:44 pm

While at the Cabin Fever show in 2015, a few of us were noticing a can that my buddy Patrick Sullivan had. It was a Metbrew, but the color was noticeably different than any we had seen. But also, we had noticed that there was a faint image under the top coat of paint. Upon closer inspection, we saw the lettering that indicated there was an Old Ranger underneath. Patrick gave me the can, and for months I debated whether to leave it as it was, or rub it out. I decided on the latter. It was in awesome condition, so it rubbed out really nice! I left some of the undercoat, so you could tell that it was a paint over can.
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Re: Metbrew Rubout

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Post by keithker » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:54 pm

Greg.....good stuff.......hopefully you'll find a 7/11 under one sometime......

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Re: Metbrew Rubout

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Post by Senator Seebs » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:06 pm

Fantastic.
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Re: Metbrew Rubout

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Post by Leon » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:18 pm

Curious what kind of tab it had, I'd figure it was older then a Metbrew? Gotta pic of top? LEON.
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Re: Metbrew Rubout

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Post by OhioCanGuy » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:19 pm

Awesome! Love the band around the top of the over paint. Nice touch.
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Re: Metbrew Rubout

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Post by thatsus02 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:43 pm

Well so much for finding any rouge Metbrews.
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Re: Metbrew Rubout

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Post by Beverlx » Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:32 am

That's an upgrade.

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Re: Metbrew Rubout

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Post by IRTP Phil » Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:07 am

Sorry.... I couldn't see anything beyond the Lubeck (Toledo) can. That is my holy grail can... :shock:
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Re: Metbrew Rubout

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Post by Lovegun » Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:23 pm

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Here you go Leon....
Leon wrote:Curious what kind of tab it had, I'd figure it was older then a Metbrew? Gotta pic of top? LEON.
Thanks for the comments guys! Yes, Keith, I would like to find a 7-11's from Virginia under one. And yes, the Lubeck is a great can! I got it from Chris Taylor, and it sits on the shelf surrounded by some other scarce Ohio cans.
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Re: Metbrew Rubout

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Post by Leon » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:52 pm

Didn't think the Metbrew came as a flat top. seems odd. Surprised Chris didn't just rub it out himself. LEON.
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Post by oldcrowncollector » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:28 pm

Add Metbrew to tough as flats now!
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Re: Metbrew Rubout

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Post by Longopener » Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:01 am

Leon wrote:Didn't think the Metbrew came as a flat top. seems odd. Surprised Chris didn't just rub it out himself. LEON.
Why would I rub out a Lubeck OI? I never had the Metbrew.

Congrats on the Old Ranger. I foresee those Metbrew flats become even more scarce!!!
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Re: Metbrew Rubout

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Post by hover31 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:54 am

nice can, nice rub job! Bjorn

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Re: Metbrew Rubout

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Post by Leon » Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:54 pm

Longopener wrote:
Leon wrote:Didn't think the Metbrew came as a flat top. seems odd. Surprised Chris didn't just rub it out himself. LEON.
Why would I rub out a Lubeck OI? I never had the Metbrew.

Congrats on the Old Ranger. I foresee those Metbrew flats become even more scarce!!!

OH, Just reread it, I thought lovegun was saying the Metbrew was from you. my mistake. :smt005
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Post by HiJax » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:24 pm

I'm not at home tonight, but I'm sure I have a Metbrew flat top. I'll take a pic and post it when I get home tomorrow. Who knows what might lie beneath...

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Post by Paul Letostak » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:32 pm

I also have a metbrew flat that rubbed out to an old ranger, very cool can. The 7/11 I would like to find is the Hammonton one!

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Post by hover31 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:04 pm

Here’s how mine rubbed- took just over an hour with the cotton wheel on the drill. Easy rub, near bulletproof ink. Maybe not. Love this can. I should keep going, it’s in such nice condition- it’s a bank. Ziphippie
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Post by Leon » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:29 pm

Keep it a half & half can, I got some I kept like that. LEON.
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Re: Metbrew Rubout

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Post by Lovegun » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:04 am

Nice job Bjorn! Sure is a awesome upgrade over a otherwise boring Metbrew can.
My guess is that there's probably more of these out there than people know.
Speaking of rub outs I scored a Land of lakes paintover at the Buckeye show. Now I just have to find time to get to it....
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Re: Metbrew Rubout

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Post by Longhorn Mike » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:01 pm

I have a Metbrew flat top with a flat gold lid like the Old Ranger rub out. These are fairly common as I have seen a number of them over the years.

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Post by Nosinut » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:15 pm

That Metbrew belongs in the Ugliest Can Tournament.

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