Roy, that is very true, and I agree completely.
Some guys just repaint their cans with the very same paint that they are using for their jeep, and the outcome is not exactly praiseworthy.
As an expedient, if one is not willing to use the proper semigloss paint matching the ammo cans, he could at least smear the matt painted surface of the can with clean grease or baby oil and polish with a rag.
It gives a decent representation of semigloss, and avoids at least the dreaded "dipped in the same pot" look.
WillysMB#344142 6-19-44 Navy N.S.Blue Grey
45 Bantam T-3 #57248 1-10-45
42 Willys MB-T #13560 11-42
43 Willys MB-T # 25417 4-43
Way too many WWII military tools,hopefully thinning down,and way too many posts...