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I started with this Pat. D Coke I found in a creek. Lots of scratches and small pits all over it. 3 days in 1200 grit and 2 days in polish. It looks good but didn't quite get all the pitting in glass. Guess I should have ran two more days in the 1200? The Jacksonville soda bottle looks awesome. It was mostly just cloudy so spent 3 days in polish. I tried cleaning this one by hand and it did nothing to clear it up. It still has some scratches but i was more interested to see how tumbling would get the cloudiness out of bottle. Looks great to me.
 

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Pitting is going to be difficult to remove with a tumbler as the surface of the glass is removed. If you remove enough glass to remove the pitting, you are also going to remove embossing. You have to reach a happy medium so as not to overdo it and ruin the embossing.
 

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This post is actually from May. I've done several bottles since then. If they are cloudy/sick or have small scratches the tumbler works great. But I've had a couple that it just didn't smooth out the deeper scratches or pitting. I tumbled one for 12 days in 1200 grit and it barely did anything. The embossing was fine. It's like a need a rougher grit? If there is too much water can it effect the abrasiveness? I followed the Jar Doctor directions. When tube is turned horizontally the water should be 1/2" above the copper medium?
 

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12 Days with 1200 would turn a bottle into a slick in my tumbler?
 

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That's a 16 pounds bottle of short cut chopped copper. Not #16 gauge. He still uses these juice type bottles. I've got a couple over 30!
 

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I seem to get different results then most others & seem to use different techiniques, I've tried others advise like slickfinish's above & that just don't work for me. not sure why? Jar Doctors advise didn't work for me either? LEON.
 

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