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I'm interested in these steel Wedco jerricans for gas, diesel and water storage but am concerned about rust. Anyone have any experience with these things as far as longevity?

 

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They do not do well in continuous wet . marine environments - 4WD'ers use them because they are less susceptible to damage when say sliding into a tree or rock. They will rust at the slightest scratch into the enamel coating. I have one for my lifted Jeep...so some experience with them ;)
 

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They do not do well in continuous wet . marine environments - 4WD'ers use them because they are less susceptible to damage when say sliding into a tree or rock. They will rust at the slightest scratch into the enamel coating. I have one for my lifted Jeep...so some experience with them ;)
I concur. The metal ones are heavy duty and solid but they will rust fast in a salty environment. I used those on our small boats in the Navy and we would have to replace them every so often because of rust.
 

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Why are you considering using metal over plastic for your jerry cans? Just wondering.
 

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I'm interested in these steel Wedco jerricans for gas, diesel and water storage but am concerned about rust. Anyone have any experience with these things as far as longevity?
Lotech:

I went with the non-metallic Scepter cans made for military use:



They also make a range of accessories, fittings, spouts for these cans:



They are not however CARB compliant.
 

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I'd go with plastic jerry cans on a boat... not steel... unless you can afford custom stainless steel ones...and even then it's a wash... :)
 

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They do not do well in continuous wet . marine environments - 4WD'ers use them because they are less susceptible to damage when say sliding into a tree or rock. They will rust at the slightest scratch into the enamel coating. I have one for my lifted Jeep...so some experience with them ;)
ArtByJody:
You're right about 4WD'ers. I found a lot of good equipment reviews from this 4WD community before I decided on the Scepters.

Here is a good link to one such review: Expedition Portal

and a better picture of the MFC's

 
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