Toleware Can, They're not always winners

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Re: Toleware Can, They're not always winners

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Solid first post Jim Bob!

Good luck with these - I have had one toleware find - a Pickwick Ale Quart that did not quite let go of all its paint. I believe I sold it to someone who got it cleaned all the way. I bet if I filled with hot water that would have helped.


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Re: Toleware Can, They're not always winners

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Conehead wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:16 pm
I used acetone.

Fill cone with extremely hot water, let the can warm up. Then submerge the can up to the cone in acetone. Within a few minutes the paint should just fall right off. Don't brush the can when the paint comes off. The beer label will also be fragile. Use a toothpick to pick off the remaining spots of paint. You may have to dip the can a couple of times. Once in a while you get one that the top coat won't come off but most will.

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Re: Toleware Can, They're not always winners

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jimbob wrote:
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I hope there are a couple of winners here.
Oh wow! You raid an Amish village? Please post once complete and please let me know if you find any of those nasty old sodas. I’ll buy those from ya😁
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Re: Toleware Can, They're not always winners

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Conehead wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:16 pm
I used acetone.

Fill cone with extremely hot water, let the can warm up. Then submerge the can up to the cone in acetone. Within a few minutes the paint should just fall right off. Don't brush the can when the paint comes off. The beer label will also be fragile. Use a toothpick to pick off the remaining spots of paint. You may have to dip the can a couple of times. Once in a while you get one that the top coat won't come off but most will.

Here's another I did a while back.
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Re: Toleware Can, They're not always winners

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I have not had much success using acetone with crowntainers. I've always had to rub em. Maybe someone else can provide more input.
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Re: Toleware Can, They're not always winners

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It works on white enameled crowntainers but Silver Crowntainers are another story. I have not been able to do any of these but I would assume if the exterior paint is latex it would come right off. The only thing to do is give it a try and post the results here.

I have provided insight on finding and buying these cans somewhere else on the RB page but I'll put my comments in here again. I would not spend big bucks on these cans as you never know who, or when, they were created. I purchase one on ebay years ago for $25 and it turned out to be a rusted northern can underneath, courtesy of Mr. Shepard. Also you don't know what kind of paint is on the outside, enameled spray paint will not always come off. I have had several cans that were created that way. If you find them in a flea market or antique store cheap, then jump on them. That way you are not out money. But of course it's your decision.
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Re: Toleware Can, They're not always winners

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Found this one at a antique mall in Florida last week while on vacation - Odd that the cone is not painted, and the decal was lined up with the seam. Hoping for a good Florida cone underneath, need to get some Acetone and will dip sometime in the next week....
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Re: Toleware Can, They're not always winners

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Been a shortage of 'after' photos here so I did not want to add to that -

The Florida laundry sprinkler is a Red Top Ale - IRTP version.

Still some stubborn green paint on the seam and back side but I did not want to risk the red on the front fading. Should I wait a few days before soaking in fresh acetone, so the factory paint re-hardens? The important part is clean, so I may just leave it as is.
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Re: Toleware Can, They're not always winners

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That came out pretty nice.

Nice find!!
I shall leave no cone unturned!!

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