Preparing Soda Can Tabs for Crafts?

July 24, 2005

A pile of silver soda can tabs.I am wondering if there is anything out there that's cheap to put on pop tabs so they won't rust. I found a way to make a belt and a purse out of them. But I just know they'll rust.




July 25, 20050 found this helpful
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Try nail polish. We used to paint pop tabs and lace them on our shoes in middle school and nail polished seemed to do the trick! It's a good way to use up old polish or old colors, plus you get a nice glossy finish! Or use clear or a "natural" finish!

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November 26, 20051 found this helpful
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If you are afraid of them rusting, go to Walmart in auto paint section and buy a spray can of clear Rustoleum and spray on it when done making. Hang on a clothesline to dry. It will dry in about 10 minutes. My hubby uses this on car parts so I know it will work. Make sure the cap on can is clear.

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November 15, 20160 found this helpful
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Not all tabs are aluminum. Only way to make sure it is would be to take a magnet and see if it is magnetized.

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August 21, 2005

I wanted to make a soda can tab belt. But then I was thinking, what should I put on them so they won't rust?



August 22, 20051 found this helpful
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Aluminum doesn't rust. Just use the ones from aluminum cans. My daughter made one--really cute!

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