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Cleaning Cone Top Beer Cans

metaldetecta

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Mar 22, 2017
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Clarkston MI
Sorry this isn't bottle related, but I found my first two cone top beer cans while bottle digging. Should I use citric acid, oxylic acid, or another method to clean them? Found in Michigan.
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CanadianBottles

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May 24, 2014
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I'm afraid you've only found one cone top beer can, that one on the left is something that goes into an engine - Quaker State brand, I think. I think you'd need oxalic acid to get anything out of that other cone top, citric likely isn't strong enough for that degree of rust. Leon (a.k.a. Hemihampton) should be able to tell you more, he's the expert on that sort of thing.
 

metaldetecta

Member
Mar 22, 2017
16
0
Clarkston MI
I'm afraid you've only found one cone top beer can, that one on the left is something that goes into an engine - Quaker State brand, I think. I think you'd need oxalic acid to get anything out of that other cone top, citric likely isn't strong enough for that degree of rust. Leon (a.k.a. Hemihampton) should be able to tell you more, he's the expert on that sort of thing.
Awesome, thank you!
 

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