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Hire's ACL.

hemihampton

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Oct 6, 2006
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I found this Hires in a dump way back in mid October. Some one, Robby Raccoon I think asked if it's true to let sit a month to dry out before cleaning. I said Yes & That's what I do. SO, after 2 1/2 months I decided to clean it yesterday. Here it is. No Paint loss or no additional paint loss. Still has a little dirt
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inside. I need some new bottle brush's to get inside. Before & after pics. LEON.
 

RoyalRuby

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Oct 5, 2019
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Buckeye State
Yep looks nice....seams odd that today I picked up a nice embossed Hires that I've been wanting on20191231_150514.jpg the cheap, also grabbed a one dollar Coca Cola hobble-skit from Key West dated 1944.
 
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slugplate

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Jul 7, 2016
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I found this Hires in a dump way back in mid October. Some one, Robby Raccoon I think asked if it's true to let sit a month to dry out before cleaning. I said Yes & That's what I do. SO, after 2 1/2 months I decided to clean it yesterday. Here it is. No Paint loss or no additional paint loss. Still has a little dirtView attachment 201008View attachment 201009View attachment 201010 inside. I need some new bottle brush's to get inside. Before & after pics. LEON.
Great pickup! The ACL is in mint condition and very appealing to the eye.
 

CanadianBottles

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May 24, 2014
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That turned out great! I don't dig a lot of ACLs but good to have the confirmation that letting it sit really does work.
 

Eric

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Mar 25, 2008
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Wow.. don't know if I could wait that long... That turned out really nice.. I like the Hires ACLs... they have a nice design.
Congrats.

RoyalRuby - Can't beat Hobble-skirts for a dollar! Nice picks
 

GLASSHOPPER55

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Feb 23, 2015
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LaPorte County, Indiana
That turned out great! I don't dig a lot of ACLs but good to have the confirmation that letting it sit really does work.
It doesn't *always* work, but does increase the chances it will many times. I dug a rare local milk with a WW2 back, but even after 30 days it still destructed. I think the minerals in the dirt it's found in has a lot to do with it.
 

Nickneff

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Jan 6, 2021
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I found this Hires in a dump way back in mid October. Some one, Robby Raccoon I think asked if it's true to let sit a month to dry out before cleaning. I said Yes & That's what I do. SO, after 2 1/2 months I decided to clean it yesterday. Here it is. No Paint loss or no additional paint loss. Still has a little dirtView attachment 201008View attachment 201009View attachment 201010 inside. I need some new bottle brush's to get inside. Before & after pics. LEON.
Turned out really nice you always got to be super careful of the silk Screen so easy to rub that off when cleaning you did a great job looks good
 

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