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Tumbling out sickness...help please!

BarbaraInCalif

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Trying to get this Celery Compound cleaned up and can't get rid of all the sickness. It's been tumbling in 1200 (with some 1000 added too) for 6 days in glass beads. The embossing was already somewhat rounded before the cleaning began, so I've been putting fingernail polish on the letters to help preserve what's left. The bottle is now uniformly frosted, but the sickness won't budge.

What do I do next?

 

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cyberdigger

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That's a good one to experiment on, Barbara.. it's a pretty common bottle.. if you tumble it down to a slick, I'll send you a fresh one..! [:)]
 

BarbaraInCalif

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Unfortunately most of my bottles fit into the "a good one to experiment on" category so I have little fear when it comes to cleaning them. I'll just keep it rolling and see what happens....
if you tumble it down to a slick, I'll send you a fresh one..!
Is that a promise?

Thanks,
Barbara
 

BarbaraInCalif

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Actually my goal is to clean it up nicely so it wouldn't have to be replaced!
A fresh coat of fingernail polish has been applied and is drying, plus I'll add more 1000 SC to the canister.
I'm starting to think that a more abrasive SC is needed with the glass beads. Can anyone confirm that idea?
 

bottlediger

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Barb, you will run into that sometimes with glass beads. There are some stains out there that no matter what SC you use when tumbling with GBs you wont kill it. I had a drinking glass I tumbled with glass beads and 600 and it just wouldnt budge. Copper would take that right off though, its just more dense. So all in all you'll run into that every once in a while when just using GBs

Good luck
Digger Ry
 

BarbaraInCalif

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Yeah, I suspected that Ry. I had a milk bottle tumbling for days with 600 and very little happened. I haven't been able to polish with 1500 SC either; my theory is that the beads aren't able to break the 1500 down into a polish.
Thinking I'll let the 1000 run for a few days on this bottle, then transfer it up to the next size of canister to see if the weight of more beads will help. If not, there always the copper from Doc.....

Barbara
 

privvydigger

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I can't seem to grasp the thought of a Paines spinning for 6 days(electricity)
and not coming out minty clean. Everything so far in my experience is no bottle no matter how sick should not take more than 3 or 4 days to clean and polish.
Stop spinning with beeds, save on electricity, buy some copper
my arsenal is made up of 600, 1200, 1500, 1800-2000 & Aluminum Oxide.
I use copper and it works.
As far as getting copper I won't drive bye a garbage can and not pic out that piece of copper sticking out.
 

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