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How To: Canister Wrap (detailed)

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Old 03-05-2011, 05:27 PM
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Default How To: Canister Wrap (detailed)

I have seen some post on how to do it but there was not a lot of pics with them. Some people need the pics to do it correctly, so here it is.

Step 1

Choose your favorite drink. I have chosen the Monster can since I have few others made already.

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Step 2

Drink it and wash out the can with warm water to get rid of all that sticky stuff inside.

Step 3

Make a hole with scissors at the bottom of the can, and the top of the can. The smaller the can, the more careful you have to be not to bend it.
You can use any size can. I have used 8.4oz. cans up to 16oz. cans.

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Step 4

Split the remaining can in half on the back side.

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Step 5

Now we get to the bike.

No matter what size can you choose, you will have to cut it to the size of the canister. The bigger the can the more you have to cut, if the can is bigger than 8.4oz. you also have to cut the long ways to make it smaller. You have to make sure it wraps around the canister tight.

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In the picture it was too long, cut it little from both sides to make it fit, and make the sides smooth.

Step 6

Take the clamp off with a philips screw driver (counter clock wise)

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Step 7

Wrap the can over the canister making sure the cut ends are overlapping behind the bracket.

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Step 8

Making sure the can is tight, reinstall the clamp around the canister, position it where you want it, and tighten the philips screw with a screw driver. (clock wise)

And this is what it should look like.

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I hope this helps someone who wants to make theirs unique.


 

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Old 03-05-2011, 06:00 PM
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I like pictures.

Only thing I'd ask is how you smoothed down the edges after cutting. The Monster can goes from "A mother's worst nightmare" to reasonably smooth when it's on your bike
 
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Kuroshio View Post
I like pictures.

Only thing I'd ask is how you smoothed down the edges after cutting. The Monster can goes from "A mother's worst nightmare" to reasonably smooth when it's on your bike
in step 5 (pic didnt load to my mistake, Hope you guys can fix it for me)
all it needs is [/img] at the end


what the pic shows is how the can is way too long, so what you have to do is cut some of it off on both sides to make it fit perfect.. those are the cuts that are made carefully and straight, thats how the edges are nice and smooth.
 
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:42 AM
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heres the cans i have made so far..... so if i feel like changing it i have that option. (2 min. project)

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thats the can on my baby now

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The small red bull can slips right on.
 
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:21 PM
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great write up man... and kuro if you want smooth edges do your cutting with a dremel

use cutting disks/sand bits.... and itll be smooth as butter...
 
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I would suggest a good pair of scissors for smooth edges; that's what I've used for all 3 of mine and edges have been quite smooth.
 
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Old 03-10-2011, 01:38 PM
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as long as you can cut in a straight line, they have no choice but to come out smooth. thats why i like the bigger cans, more room to make your final cuts.
 
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Hey Scorpion, thanks for the good thread.

I just tested this out today, and it ties my bike together a lot better than it was. I don't know that I like the orange, but it's nice proof of concept. Very easy and well detailed.

 
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I struggled to believe that anyone with the cognitive capacity to operate a pair of scissors would struggle with this until I saw your collection of badly hacked, bent and oversized drinks cans.
 

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