Any thoughts on how to get these rocks that are rusted onto this off or if it should be cleaned at all?

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cowsgomoo

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This is my first “Maryland blue” container so I’d rather not mess it up trying to break it off.
 

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The pics would definitely help!
 

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I would get a nail just lightly press it through the middle and it will slowly come off. That what I do and I haven’t broken any
 

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If you just want to remove the lid completely it's not hard, those things weren't thick and you could easily remove it with some needlenose pliers or the like. If you want to remove the rust but keep the lid intact I think that'll be a lost cause, it seems pretty rusted through.
 

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I like the rusty top. I got a yellow wine bottle with a stony rust covered cap. Just adds to the age for me, not that old anyway.

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The pics would definitely help!
those aren’t rocks that is actually rust so I would recommend just leaving it as is if you want to keep the lid on, I’ve messed with jars like that that still have the kids and when I try to remove anything it just takes part of the lid off
 

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I like the rusty top. I got a yellow wine bottle with a stony rust covered cap. Just adds to the age for me, not that old anyway.

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Your reply to this question is exactly what I was just going to ask! I'll ask it nonetheless. Should I keep the rusted lids on any old bottles I find? Does it detract or add the value if you do or do not remove the rusted lid?
 

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Leaving the rusted lids on any old bottles or jars are just a matter of individual preference I believe. Some collectors like their collection to be sparkly clean, others like the crusty look!;)
 

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