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I’ve been tumbling the insides of bottles for the last year now. I’m going to be upgrading my system so I can tumble inside and out. I figure y’all might enjoy seeing the before and after photos so I’ll start posting them here when I remember. This is a waco bottle I recently got as a gift from my father.
 

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That’s cool! Here’s a stupid question..
What media/abrasive/grit do you use? And what type of tumbler, rotary/vibratory?
I’ve only used one for rocks, but I know people can do brass shells..
 

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just the insides up till now? Haven't thought about it that way before... so most of the crud is just on the inside then?
 

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That’s cool! Here’s a stupid question..
What media/abrasive/grit do you use? And what type of tumbler, rotary/vibratory?
I’ve only used one for rocks, but I know people can do brass shells..
I use a 1200 Grit for the first 48-72 hours and then I follow it up with an aluminum oxide polish both of which i got from the Jar Doctor. I modified a rock tumbler from Harbor Freight but due to weight constraints I have only been able to clean the insides. I recently purchased a true jar doctor tumbling setup from someone else who only used it once and that will allow me to do inside and out.
 

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just the insides up till now? Haven't thought about it that way before... so most of the crud is just on the inside then?
I have plenty of bottles that have stain/mineral deposits on the inside and out but it seems most of my bottles just had bad stain on the inside. The bottles with just stain on the inside look beautiful when completed. Although not perfect, it makes a big difference on a lot bottles when the inside has been cleaned even if the outside still has some light stain. In a hobby that my wife tolerates, she enjoys it more when she has to look at clean bottles versus stained and hard to read bottles!
 

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I use a 1200 Grit for the first 48-72 hours and then I follow it up with an aluminum oxide polish both of which i got from the Jar Doctor. I modified a rock tumbler from Harbor Freight but due to weight constraints I have only been able to clean the insides. I recently purchased a true jar doctor tumbling setup from someone else who only used it once and that will allow me to do inside and out.
Modified Harbor freight? The frame or the canister?
ROBBYBOBBY64.
 

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I thought I had deleted all my before and after photos, but I found some so here are some others I've done over the past year. Mexia, Texas.
 

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