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Old 04-25-2021, 12:53 PM   #6
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How did you dispose of the old white gas? (Molotov cocktail?)
If that purified fuel was stored in air tight container and wasn't subjected to high temperatures, there is nothing wrong with it, even after decades.

MSR fuel bottles (that I've seen) don't have a coating on inside, others might vary. It is usually the container / tank coating that dissolves and causes problems.
Rinse it out with fresh fuel and don't worry, varnish advice is probably for motor vehicle petroleum fuel.

Do check the O-rings on the fuel bottle caps, those do dry out and crack.
Cold stove pails in comparison to a hot pack (that caught fire from leaking fuel).
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