Strange thing!

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  1. nmp

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    I picked up Primus 210 (1929) cased with all parts apart from flame spreader.
    Meths tin had meths In when opened, but it smelled really strong so I tipped it out some got on the outside of the tin so I wiped it off it took the painted finish off!!!! Back to bare metal!
    Filled it up tonight and the new meths took the rest off so I now have a nice shiny 80 year old 1738 tin minus graphics:rage:

    Never had this trouble before has anyone else?




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    :rage::rage: Nick
     
  2. itchy

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    Kind of been there -- some nice stove graphics in my case.
     
  3. nmp

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    One would have thought the graphics were done in a paint resistant to meths!
    I have never had this on any other tin why this one?
    Nick
     
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    Never had that before. Maybe the old stuff had something else in it that killed the graphics to the extent it couldn't even withstand regular meths.
     
  5. Marc

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    Probably wasn't meths in the tin.
     
  6. nmp

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    The new stuff which was definitely meths did the same thing.
     
  7. Simes

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    Think you'd.have to know how the original graphics were applied and sealed.

    Clearly degraded to the point of very flakey after so many years.
     
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    Got you. My admittedly limited experience with what we have as meths over here is that it doesn't remove things like that.

    I'm really batting 000 today, need to do less posting and more reading.
     
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    @Marc You being here is a plus, so you are batting 1.000.
     
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    Thank you sir, that's kind of you.
     
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    I think the printing is over-lacquered. Looks like an overlap on the edges of the printed area. Original fluid probably took off the lacquer & the unprotected graphic taken out by the meths. It's a theory anyway!
     
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    That’s plausible.
    When motorcycle paint was lacquer based, back in the day, you had to be careful filling the tank. Dribbled gas would soften the paint.
    Ivan
     
  13. nmp

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    I think you may have hit the nail on the head Ross @Spiritburner !
    It’s a pity but what’s done is done...move on!
    Nick
     
  14. kerophile

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    Hi @nmp your spirit can looks original, rather than a reproduction. However it is possible that a reproduction logo transfer was added later, which was not protected by a clear coat of lacquer.
    Whatever liquid was in the can when you got the stove, it unfortunately lifted the label...

    1929 PRIMUS 210

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    It's well worth lacquering the can now to protect it against the elements.

    Alec.