paint junky Posted June 19, 2003 Share Posted June 19, 2003 well said^^^^ also to add>>>>>> Also, to add to joe's reply, there are a few other ways to decipher some cans date. •One way is if you turn the can over you'll notice on most cans you probably have ever seen, the bottom is concaved (one piece of metal). This is what all the new cans have but in 60's and back w/ the exception of a small handful of brands the bottoms were made with what seems to be two pieces of metal and instead of a nice smooth concave you will rather see the beginning of a concave and then a flat piece over that i'll have to post a flick of it... this is apparent in the red devil supreme qualities... the older fat lips* had this bottom though i have some cans w/o fat lips and the older styled bottom (go figure) •then there is always the cap method... depending on which top a can is covered in can help ya out also... obviously metal small tops are tell tale signs that you have a vintage can... usually found on early 60's and back... then you have some plastic small tops which are few and far between yet still exist this must have beeen a transitional period... whatever, most good co's didn't rock 'em so fuck 'em...lol Next trend in caps were big "tin caps" seen on 65 and back rustos and 66 krylons etc. Then came fat lips which were most notable on the red devil supreme qualities, but can also be seen if you scroll up and peep that nu-kote avocado or the illinois bronze spray o namel i posted (might be one page back) these are fresh for display but a bitch to get off ( you'll see many used cans of this that look like they had surgery performed on em w/ a screwdriver to get them off... many got torn up) oh well. There were all types of fat lip variations depending on the brand... then came plastic caps which we could spend an hour on but to make a long story short, the early versions had no writing on the tops and no pry notch, then they got a pry notch and then some companies got writing on the tops... Krylon had the bright idea of making notchtops that never seem to fit correctly n the cans...lol... I mean this all varies, wet looks have the freshest plastic caps in my eyes and they look nothing like a krylon or rusto top... there are many different types, i'll just leave it at that... so that is a little bit more data to add to what joe spoke of already... hope it helps :D the method is in the medium<<<<... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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