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You can provide your own lids or you can purchase them from us by clicking:

CONE TOP LIDS                       FLAT TOP LIDS                       PULL TAB LIDS

Return postage will be calculated on the checkout page.  Please mail cans to:

Art LaComb
1223 Agate St
San Diego CA 92109 

Upon receipt of the can, we will inspect it to verify that your selected options reflect the actual damage. If there are any additional costs, we will contact you prior to starting repairs.
Prior to completing any work, you must agree to our disclaimer

If you have a unique can repair project, call us at 817-266-9567 for a quote.


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

  • When stretching a can the flange may crack thus making it impossible to stretch the can.
  • When stretching a can the condition of the flange is unknown and occasionally the paint on it 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 unusuable. 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.
  • Due to the unpredictable aging of old metal it is possible that the soldered seam may develop tarnish or corrosion. If this occurs the area can be cleaned up with steel wool.

Steps are taken to minimize the risk of damage. We 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.

We can roll 8, 10, 11, 12, 16, & 32 oz cans.  A hook seam is used and is soldered to provide a strong and factory looking seam.  In addition, we are able to roll cans requiring a glued seam.

For the best results the sheet needs to be at least the sizes listed below. If the sheet is shorter a seam will have to be inserted which can be done for the same cost.

  • 8, 12, & 16 oz cans:  8 5/16" long
  • 11 oz cans:  8" long
  • quart cans:  11 13/16" long

As an example of our work, we turned this flat sheet:
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Into this can: