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Old 01-28-2014, 12:13 PM   #1
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Rust in NATO Jerry Cans from Deutche Optic

Noticed some considerable rust inside of the cans I bought from Deutsche Optic. I'm going to coat the inside with POR-15 gas tank sealer. Planning on just cleaning with hot water/Simple Green and then letting it dry completely before applying. Should I try and remove the surface rust first or will the POR-15 do the job? The rust is not scaling yet but I did notice some fine debris when I emptied the can.

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Old 01-28-2014, 12:39 PM   #2
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Re: Rust in NATO Jerry Cans from Deutche Optic

Why is there water in your fuel?

Fuel can won't rust if you are carrying good fuel.

On edit: I was thinking you had already used them, but now I realize you must mean the new-to-you cans are rusty
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:16 PM   #3
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Re: Rust in NATO Jerry Cans from Deutche Optic

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Why is there water in your fuel?

Fuel can won't rust if you are carrying good fuel.

On edit: I was thinking you had already used them, but now I realize you must mean the new-to-you cans are rusty
I used them for water storage briefly when I first bought them. They are now Diesel/Gas only but they must have rusted early on. They are supposed to be painted on the inside so I didn't think they would be that susceptible to rust.
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:47 PM   #4
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Re: Rust in NATO Jerry Cans from Deutche Optic

Never heard of a can for fuels that was painted internally. Not a good idea.

Once rust starts inside, you'll never get rid of it. I'd lose those cans and write it of to experience.
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Re: Rust in NATO Jerry Cans from Deutche Optic

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Never heard of a can for fuels that was painted internally. Not a good idea.

Once rust starts inside, you'll never get rid of it. I'd lose those cans and write it of to experience.
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:51 PM   #6
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Should've grabbed the scepter cans I was gonna give you. Virtually indestructible plastic US MILSPEC cans.
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