Looking for a source of Jerry Can Covers. Not finding anything. Seems like something that could be a money maker for someone to crank out a bunch of once the pattern is fixed?
My youngest daughter for a while was dumpster diving, etc to get machines for youths who wanted to learn to sew.
less trouble to just spray them with 303 or dinghy protectant when you do the dinghyI've wondered about paint. Sure, there will be some chipping, but if the surface is prepped (sand and lightly flame) I'd be surprised if some of the flexible inflatable paints wouldn't hold up pretty well. I know they block UV and that is all we are trying to accomplish... right?
Time for some testing.
I would be VERY interested in any documented 3rd party tests of waxes and products like 303 regarding UV. I've done some long-term tests related to soft vinyl windows, and the conclusion is that those products are closer to sunscreen than paint. They just don't last and the UV protection after some weathering is minimal. They seems to help, because the act of buffing removes surface oxidation.less trouble to just spray them with 303 or dinghy protectant when you do the dinghy
every few years just replace the damn things (that's what I would do)
I don't believe in things. I read the research.I don't know of any and aren't going to search. But just a question, do you believe in sunscreen?
When we arrived in Rarotonga we were offered hundreds of gallons of jet fuel for free. Apparently, they had stored the drums upright and water had pooled on the tops and as the sun heated and cooled the drums, some of the water managed to get inside, rendering it unusable in commercial jet aircraft. These were sealed from the refinery drums, not used or previously opened drums.Considering that "real" metal GI Jerry cans are obsolete (some junk from China and one sole source still making them in the EU somewhere) and that the military plastic ones are still too pricey for the civilian market, it could just be that there's too much variation in the fuel jugs that are being used. And while I've got no doubt that inexpensive covers could be landed in the US at a net cost of a buck or two apiece, so sold under ten dollars... Yeah, you can buy cheap fuel cans too, and just throw them out every four or five years. Or give them away after the major intended use. I suspect that's what people are doing.
In the interim, perhaps spraying them with black plastidip, to keep out light and UV, would be a way to go? (Of course, that's not cheap either.)
Or, this is a business opportunity and a travel expense to those parts of the world where cheap sewing labor is to be found!