Types of Fakes: Foil and Paper Labels. Many are legit, but if pixelated it is likely fake. Fantasty Cans - aka ditto cans. Some are plastic wrapped, others are ink transfers. Wrong style top - i.e. converting a flat top to a zip tab. Cans are cut down to a smaller size - i.e. a 16oz can cut down to a 12oz can. Mule ML is the most common example. Repainted or touched up cans. There are airbrushed examples that...
A customer sent us this flat sheet and we turned it into a cone top. Here's what it looks like now!
Recently we were contacted for assistance in providing old beer cans for props in an upcoming movie. Originally they wanted us to roll cans from sheets, but they needed over 100 cans in a week. During our discussions they mentioned they had previously obtained some Primo beer cans. Unfortunately they had punctured bottoms and the cans needed to be air sealed. We replaced the bottoms and provided some additional cans. It was important for them to get a lot of...
We are able to remove dents from cans, but one of our customers decided to truly challenge us with this crushed can. After quite a bit of work we were able to turn this back into a beer can. Who would think we could do this or that you could hardly tell?
One of our customers purchased this heating duct made out of a sheet of vintage Bulls Eye beer cans. We were able to disassemble the duct and cut it into individual sheets that we rolled. The cool thing about this story is that in the late 1930s/early 1940s someone obtained the sheet from the canning company and re-purposed it into a heating duct. Eighty years later we transformed the sheet back into what it was originally supposed to be -...
We rolled this Budweiser Bock flat sheet and added a top and bottom to restore it to a flat top. Here is the flat sheet. After rolling it and adding a top and bottom it's a flat top.
We rolled this White Cap sheet and added a top and bottom to restore it to a flat top. Here is the flat sheet. After rolling it and adding a top and bottom it's a flat top.
This is a short sheet which means the sheet was not wide enough to properly seam the can. A seam from another beer can was inserted so the sheet could be rolled to the correct diameter. Below is the finished can after the top and bottom were applied.
We turned this drinking cup into a flat top beer can. The cup had a handle attached to the seam and a rolled lip. To convert the mug back into a beer can we had to unroll the lip, remove the handle/solder and finish it off with a nicely matched donor lid.
Be careful where you store your cans. One of our customers had some beer cans stored under a TV on a shelf and the shelf collapsed. Needless to say the TV fell on the beer cans and as you can see from the pictures, the TV won. Luckily we were able to restore them to their former glory. If you are in the need of beer can repair then check out Beer Can Repair for details.