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Old Ammo Can Refurbs

NCFUBARNCFUBAR Posts: 4,324 Senior Member
I picked up a bunch of old ammo cans at a flea market ... $5 a piece I had to. Anyway, some need a little love and thinking about refurb ideas. I don't want to make 'me look brand new and definitely not spend a bunch of money. I am thinking of just degrease and scuff 'me so they'll hold paint and rock n roll. The one thing that has crossed my mind is the ones I have been using slide and the bottoms get messed up and rust. I am wondering about covering the bottom with bed liner ... any other thoughts?
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  • earlyearly Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    Replace the rubber seal with automotive or household weather stripping of the appropriate size.
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • TeachTeach Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    There's a product called POR-15 that's used a lot on rusty metal by body shops. P-O-R- - - - -"Paint Over Rust". Its chemical makeup converts the rust to a kind of primer that can be scuff-sanded to smooth out the rough spots and then painted without doing any major rust removal.
  • shootbrownelkshootbrownelk Posts: 2,035 Senior Member
    I'll second that recommendation Teach. I've used POR-15 many times on rusty old car frames & parts. Works as advertised. Holds up well to pounding with a hammer once it's cured....I just had to try beating on it.
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