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Got a lightning jar, can the metal closure be brought back?

bottles_inc

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Jul 20, 2019
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Picked this up today for a steal. Not well versed in jars but I'm pretty sure this is an 1880s one. It's in perfect condition except for the metal closure, which has been mouldering in a farmhouses basement for 140 years. Is there any way to bring back metal this far gone? If not, what's the best way to clean it?

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Here's the base
 

yacorie

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Dec 10, 2018
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Just take one from another jar - the metal is east to find. That one won’t come back and when you take it off you can also clean the rust off the jar
 

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