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Re: Removing Can Labels for roaches or bugs?

When we were doing a bit more cruising and wanted a long-lived supply of canned goods without rust or lost labels, we made up a double boiler, melted paraffin, and dipped the canned goods in the melted paraffin after marking the can tops and bottoms with their contents. It was a bit labor intense but it did work quite well as we eliminated the problem of rusty cans.

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