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Rust in a jerry can?

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08 Nov 2019 @ 17:51:50 pm
Bentent
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What can I do about rust inside my jerry can? 

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08 Nov 2019 @ 19:23:18 pm
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Remembered many years ago an old Omie near us (now I am the old Omie!), used to clean rust out of car fuel tanks using some rust remover, or paraffin, not sure what with a length of chain loose in the tank and once closed up the tank was let to soak a day or two whereafter it was then vigorously shaken (not stirred!), rinsed out with a few times repeating the whole process.and the well rinsed a few times

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08 Nov 2019 @ 22:08:58 pm
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Remembered many years ago an old Omie near us (now I am the old Omie!), used to clean rust out of car fuel tanks using some rust remover, or paraffin, not sure what with a length of chain loose in the tank and once closed up the tank was let to soak a day or two whereafter it was then vigorously shaken (not stirred!), rinsed out with a few times repeating the whole process.and the well rinsed a few times

 

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09 Nov 2019 @ 11:12:31 am
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Jerry Cans that rust are usually exclusively been used for petrol. Diesel cans may only rust if left for very long periods without use, where sweating in the drum can eventually cause rust.

Put 1 m chain in the dry Jerry Can and shake it very well (vigorously), up down, sideways, the longer the better, but 10 - 15 minutes should do the trick (get help).

This will loosen all the rust in the can. Pour out the dry rust with the chain. Give a good rinse with a liter of Parafin. Repeat with another liter of Parafin.

A metal container that has been used for petrol will always rust. The only way to stop this is to keep the container FULL of Petrol, or rinsed out with Parafin or Diesel, after having been used for petrol storage. Get as much as possible of the Parafin/Diesel out, before using it for Petrol again...

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09 Nov 2019 @ 17:35:25 pm
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Hi

This is a water jerrycan. 

Brand new. 

 

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09 Nov 2019 @ 19:48:52 pm
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Hi

This is a water jerrycan. 

Brand new. 

 

Guess then the paraffin rinse will not be so good :). the chain will still loosen most of the rust but if used for water it will just rust again. I would rather get a plastic version

 

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10 Nov 2019 @ 08:39:52 am
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Vir drink water, gooi weg en kry n nuwe een.

 

As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

Die jonge Fransmannetjie. (Parys - Frankryk)
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10 Nov 2019 @ 08:41:05 am
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Sien jy is al n jaar op die forum.

Welkom weer.

 

As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

Die jonge Fransmannetjie. (Parys - Frankryk)
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10 Nov 2019 @ 19:01:56 pm
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Vir drink water, gooi weg en kry n nuwe een.

 

Stem Kry Plastiek een

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10 Nov 2019 @ 21:43:02 pm
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Ek stem saam jy kan die roes uithaal op die ketting manier en dit eerder daarna vir diesel gebruik. Vir my het ek n lekker dik wand 25lt plastiek jerrey kan vir redelik goedkoop by West Pack in Boksburg gekoop. Nou spoel ek hom met Miltons (dieselfde as vir baba bottels) uit voor elke kamp en het nog geen probleme gehad nie.Daai geroeste kan vir drinkwater gaan jou kamp naweek baie bederf as jy daaruit drink.

 

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10 Nov 2019 @ 22:11:05 pm
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Dankie. Net jammer mens gooi basies R500 in die water. Duur skoolgeld. Kry nou plastiek jerrykan. Einde van probleem. 

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11 Nov 2019 @ 07:04:28 am
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Jy gaan nooit al die roes uit kry nie.  As dit eers begin het sal dit net aanhou.  Jy kan wel die geroes genoegsaam verwyder om die water vir skottelgoed of stort water te gebruik.

In plaas van 'n ketting kan jy ook half duim "crusher" klippies gebruik.  Maak die kan so kwart to 'n derde vol van die klippies en skud die ding dat dit klap.  Ek het gevind dit werk makliker want van die klippies se rante is skerper.  Op die manier gaan jy 98% van die roes verwyder.

 

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