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I have cleaned many bottles with a Jar Doctor tumbler. Works great! The amount of time you tumble is important, as well as the type of abrasive.
 

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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.
Wow!
 

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This John Ryan ginger ale had been "buffed" about 50 years ago, before bottle tumbling was invented. Buffed bottles almost always suffered loss to the embossing. You have to be really careful when tumbling them to clean them without further harm to the embossing. The inside of this bottle was very pitted. The outside was mildly cut for four days in 1200, and then polished. I clean the inside & outside at the same time and then clean just the inside, as necessary, to get the desired results. The inside took a total of three, four day runs of 1200, and two, four day runs to polish.
 

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Looks good, sounds like alot of days on it. LEON.
 

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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.
I'm jealous.
 
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I recently got some new accessories that allow me to tumble larger bottles. This was my first attempt on a seltzer: J Barcellona MFG Co out of San Antonio.
 

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I'm assuming you only tumbled the inside? LEON.
 
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