beer can dent removal

Beer & Soda Can Dent Removal

We can remove dents from:

    • 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, & 16 oz beer and soda cans
    • 12 oz cone tops and bottoms
    • quarts
    • We do NOT work on 15 oz or gallon cans

As an example of our work, we took this mangled beer can.

and after removing the dents it looked like this:


Below is our pricing. Call us at 858-900-3308 or E-mail us photos to discuss the price for your project.

Flat Tops/Pull Tabs: $35 to $50 depending on the severity of the dents.  This assumes that only one lid needs to be removed to smooth the dents.  

Cone Tops: $40 to $60 depending on the severity of the dents.  This assumes that only one lid needs to be removed to smooth the dents.

Quarts: $70 to $80 depending on the severity of the dents.  This assumes that only one lid needs to be removed to smooth the dents.

Keep it original:  $20+. Many dents can be removed without taking a lid off.  This depends on accessibility to the dents through the existing can openings.   Sometimes this is a cheaper alternative and keeps the can all original.  I have the ability to do this type of dent removal at can shows so if you have a candidate in mind bring it to a show we are attending.

* When doing dent removal we take great care to re-use the original lid.  However, there is the possibility when removing/installing the original lid that the lid may crack.  If this occurs, there will be an additional fee for a similar donor lid to replace the original.  

Shipping & Insurance:

The customer is responsible for shipping and insurance costs.  If insurance is not requested then it is the customer’s responsibility for any cans that are damaged or lost during the shipping process. 

Terms & Conditions:

We will only complete repairs if the customer agrees to the disclaimer and if they sell the can that they will disclose the work that has been done.


No guarantees are made regarding the quality of the work as the condition of metal and paint on older cans varies sometimes resulting in unpredictable results.  Working on cans may result in the following damage:

  • The flange may crack when making it impossible to stretch the can.
  • When we stretch a can, the condition of the flange is unknown and occasionally the paint under the rim is discolored or damaged.  This will impact how the newly exposed paint matches with the rest of the can.
  • Paint may crack,chip, or peel during the process of taking off the lid, removing dents, removing drinking cup handles, rolling up the lips on drinking cups, or when stretching a can.
  • Lids may crack or become damaged during the removal process making them unuseable.  If this occurs, the customer is responsible for finding a suitable donor lid.
  • It is possible the flat sheet may develop scratches during the rolling process.  Steps are taken to minimize this, but the risk can not be completely eliminated.
  • When rolling a can, the metal can crack when forming the seam.  This is out of our control and when it happens the can can’t be rolled.
  • Due to circumstances beyond our control paint may crack, chip, or peel during the repair process.
  • Given the unpredictable nature of old metal, it is possible that the soldered seam may develop tarnish or corrosion.  If this occurs you can clean this area with a very fine steel wool.  

Given the risks, we take steps to minimize any damage and will let you know if we foresee a significant chance of damage prior to starting the work.  Due to the unpredictable nature of older cans we are not responsible for any damage that results during the can repair process.