I need help with my canteen!!

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I need help with my canteen!!

Post by Deviant » 28 Jul 2019 18:23

Hello guys, i am sorry, i know this is a forum about Axis not Allies. But now, i need help with my canteen. I got this canteen from a weird war stuff store. This is a U.S military canteen,the bottom of the canteen write:
"US
VOLLRATH
1945"
This canteen is used but still in good condition, but it have a lot of dents on the cateen so is there is any way, tips, ideas to get rid of those dent?
Also the canteen have some black tiny spot, outside and inside, is it mold? Is this canteen safe for drinking purpose? And can i get rid of them and would i need to get rid of them
(sorry if you don't understand what i am saying, i'm not an English person or an American person and i have a bad grammar)

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Re: I need help with my canteen!!

Post by John G. » 29 Jul 2019 03:02

Divant, Late war US canteen, widely used by US and South Vietnamese forces thru the 1970s.... Dents would be very difficult to remove... Black spots could be mold.... I wouldn't drink from it unless I was sure it was clean and safe... Products like Dip it are available here... would have no idea what's available in Vietnam. I served a tour in the Di An/Lai Khe area with the First Infantry Div. in 1968/69. Lots of respect for all sides who served, sacrificed, and suffered for their beliefs and country, especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
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Re: I need help with my canteen!!

Post by Deviant » 29 Jul 2019 05:27

John G. wrote:
29 Jul 2019 03:02
Divant, Late war US canteen, widely used by US and South Vietnamese forces thru the 1970s.... Dents would be very difficult to remove... Black spots could be mold.... I wouldn't drink from it unless I was sure it was clean and safe... Products like Dip it are available here... would have no idea what's available in Vietnam. I served a tour in the Di An/Lai Khe area with the First Infantry Div. in 1968/69. Lots of respect for all sides who served, sacrificed, and suffered for their beliefs and country, especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
John G.
John G. First, i thank you for your service and thank you for your reply. Now i want to ask you that if i washed this cateen by hot water with shower cream, will it safe to drink or i will have to use bleach?

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Re: I need help with my canteen!!

Post by John G. » 29 Jul 2019 13:07

Bleach and let it soak for several days.... Then check it again.
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Re: I need help with my canteen!!

Post by OpanaPointer » 29 Jul 2019 14:51

The dents are where the metal was stretched. You can alter the contours but not restore it to pristine condition.

Concur with the bleach and water treatment, but put a fresh mixture in every day. Bleach will stay strong that way.
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Re: I need help with my canteen!!

Post by Deviant » 29 Jul 2019 14:54

OpanaPointer wrote:
29 Jul 2019 14:51
The dents are where the metal was stretched. You can alter the contours but not restore it to pristine condition.

Concur with the bleach and water treatment, but put a fresh mixture in every day. Bleach will stay strong that way.
Will bleach kill entirely the mold? I mean, will the mold reborn again?

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Re: I need help with my canteen!!

Post by OpanaPointer » 29 Jul 2019 15:40

Deviant wrote:
29 Jul 2019 14:54
OpanaPointer wrote:
29 Jul 2019 14:51
The dents are where the metal was stretched. You can alter the contours but not restore it to pristine condition.

Concur with the bleach and water treatment, but put a fresh mixture in every day. Bleach will stay strong that way.
Will bleach kill entirely the mold? I mean, will the mold reborn again?
If you use a good concentration it will kill pretty much everything. You can test this by putting some water in the canteen and let it sit for 3-4 days.
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