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ironmountain
02-13-2012, 09:43 AM
Cleaning the milks I posted awhile ago:
https://www.antique-bottles.net/forum/some-local-U%25P%25-milks/m-462022/tm.htm

are proving to be a bit of a pain to clean. I'm thinking it's the water up here. Bottle brush and hot water w/soap, comes out clean. Rinse and let dry, gets cloudy/calcium looking. same thing with barkeeper's friend and clr. ...that includes rinising them after....

Today I just filled 1/4 of the bottle with clr, going to clean it up and let it air dry and see what happens......

I think it's the water because after brushing your teeth or shaving in the bathroom sink, the left over water spots get this white calcium scale-ish color...

will see how it goes after this little experiment.

druggistnut
02-16-2012, 11:53 AM
Hey Iron (WHAT is your name?),
Here is one I got in Marquette. Anytime they look like this, they have to be tumbled. I have never found any chemicals that will bring them back.
Bill

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/5164/EBCDC757A2384840AEC14554755FD561.jpg

ironmountain
02-17-2012, 05:44 PM
Hey druggist, my name is Chuck. I tried clr, lime away, dish soap....what finally did the best job : spot shot. Tossed about 1/4" in there with some lukewarm water, shook it like crazy and let them sit for 10-15min. shook them up again, let them sit. finally rinsed for a long time with cold water and this is how they turned out. (I'd tumble them, but the only tumbler i have is one for coins/rocks).

here's 1 pic:

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/13409/E20C2A6E538047CEA6783DE6C29E54D1.jpg

ironmountain
02-17-2012, 05:45 PM
2nd one..still not used to the camera on this phone. pardon the blurr.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/13409/21949E990A094447A382ABA9F1516124.jpg