- Jul 7, 2016
Hi Everyone, I've run into an issue cleaning a Civil War Era bottle. Inside the bottle is a hard putty-like substance that is not being cooperative with my cleaning attempts. It just won't let go. I do not want to use any kind of aggressive cleaning approaches and I'm wondering if you have any ideas of how this substance can be broken up or dissolved without manually chipping it away. It's not something I want to mess with, obviously, since I've dug only three Civil War Era bottles. I'd greatly appreciate your expertise.