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After 35 years of successful After 35 years of successful caning, I have now become frustrated with my efforts. I find that my preserves don't last a year. The lids almost pop off (very little seal) and the top inch or so is discoloured. I have to throw it out. I follow the Ball or Kerr instructions very carefully and the seal remains 'tight' for a few months. I have noticed that the sealing compound on the lids is getting very thin. Is this my problem, or have I just lost my touch? Any advice you can give would be gratefully appreciated. Thank-you.

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