Help removing tar

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Nice hutch I dug some time back - mug base, no chips, dings, etc.

However, it's got some tar dried inside it. Any suggestions what I can do to dissolve it without damaging the glass?

Thanks

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Nice hutch I dug some time back - mug base, no chips, dings, etc.

However, it's got some tar dried inside it. Any suggestions what I can do to dissolve it without damaging the glass?

Thanks

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Last year we did quite a bit of digging in an area that was previously used for oil storage. All of the bottles were covered in black crap!

I had some luck with Easy Off Oven Cleaner. I've also heard that gasoline will dissolve tar, but that stuff isn't much fun to work with......

Beautiful bottle! Hope it cleans up nice.....ST
 

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I'd heard the same thing about gasoline - maybe I'll give that a try unless someone else comes up with a better solution!
 

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Kerosene will do a good job on it , better than gas in my opinion . Then too it depends on how thinck or dry the tar is .
 

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something thats just about as dangerous as some of the above is acetone..good luck
 

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soak it in the works toilet bowl cleaner for 24 hours.
This is probly your best an safeiest bet altho I would soak 2-3 days to clean... you can buy the works toilet cleaner at a dollar tree for you guessed it 1.00. the works is the best bottle cleaner I have ever found... it has a very very small amount of hydrochroric acid in it... just wear gloves when using or you may get a mild acid burn... an keep the stuff away from your face at all cost...
 

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I would just go get some acetone and fill the bottle with it and give it a couple hours it should dissolve the tar no problem.

Chris
 

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[;)] The Acetone is the best bet works good no matter how dried up the tarry stuff is, just might take a bit longer, when through do not put it down a drain as it is toxic, let it soak up in some cat litter and evaporate, then throw it in the garbage........
 

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I have cleaned out a few bottles over the years and have had good results with laquer thinner. Just let it soak for a while and keep checking it. Once it has loosened from the edges just move it around some.
 

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