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HouTxSoda

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Dec 15, 2009
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I have to give you the standard warning about tumbling bottles - if you ever plan to sell them, some collectors love tumbled bottles, others wont touch them.
Do whatever YOU want to do.
 

slugplate

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Jul 7, 2016
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I have to give you the standard warning about tumbling bottles - if you ever plan to sell them, some collectors love tumbled bottles, others wont touch them.
Do whatever YOU want to do.
I'm a non-tumbler myself. IMHO, cleanliness of the glass is moot and should not detract from its price, but to some it does. As diggers and hunters we know that "Not all things that shine is gold". A bottle can look good and be pleasant to the eye, but not worth much. Some bottles don't look half as good as others that are worth thousands. Honestly I'd NEVER tumble a bottle, I won't take that risk. Collectors know the value of bottles regardless of their outward appearance.
 

martyfoley

Member
Sep 24, 2019
18
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I used to use fine sand or gravel with a few drops of dish detergent. Fill the bottle half way and shake thoroughly. You would think the inside of the bottle would get scratched but it doesn't not in my experience. Works great to get the soft gunky material or dirt out of the bottle. You may have to do this a few times for pesky dirt.
For stained bottles not much you can do as the stain is actually in the glass. Some say limeaway or denture tablets may help, haven't tried them. Some bottles come out of the dirt clean as the day they were thrown away, others get stained badly over the years. Soil conditions, material left in the bottle can determine staining or not.
 

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