I am very interested in "tumbling" bottles to clean and polish them. My question is what does this do to the value, and can you tell when a bottle has been tumbled? I know in coin collecting if anyone cleans or attempts to polish a coin the value diminishes to almost zero. Are bottles different? Thanks KK
Some think it decreases value & don't like them & some think it increases value & like them. All just a matter of opinion. In my opinion I think more People prefer a cleaner nicer Bottle (even if tumbled) over a beat up ugly looking sick Bottle. LEON.
In all my previous tumbling posts those bottles never had an acid bath. I’ve started doing that now. A before and after of a New Braunfels hutch as well as some blobs I previously tumbled but just now gave the acid bath.
I cleaned this bottle for a friend who requested that I remove the worse of the stain and to not polish it. This Belton Rooster hutch is probably one of the most desirable Texas hutches and I doubt I’ll ever get to hold one again let alone tumble it.