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Mjbottle

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Myself...i like to keep a couple bottles with heavy iridescence just as lets say..."show pieces" because it looks cool and people ask about it when they see it and usualy people are realy interested when you tell them how it happens, besides that, i like them clean, sometimes the glass is realy sick and i find it stinks on your hands if you handle the bottle, i guess it comes down to personal preference.
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Glassaholic

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Jan 26, 2021
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Glad you posted this, I was wondering as well. All my bottles are from an old landfill and most look like that. I wasn't sure if I should try and clean them more, if it even comes off, or if people like the iridescence.

But if I did want to clean some of the nicer ones, what is the best for cleaning the iridescence off?
Thanks,
Jen
 
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Nickneff

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Jan 6, 2021
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Clean or not to clean?
I would leave it alone myself I think it looks cool you dig a lot of bottles that looks like that but as far as cleaning it that's over a hundred years stain almost impossible to get out you have to use a very strong acid but then again you better be careful with very strong acid and if the bottles got root Mark in it where the roots is growing around the bottle you'll never get that out it's grown into the glass it always will have that look but to each his own boy seen all this glass on this site give me the fever bad makes you want to just jump up and run out the door and go dig something woo-wee
 

GRACE ABOUND

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Dec 24, 2020
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I would leave it alone myself I think it looks cool you dig a lot of bottles that looks like that but as far as cleaning it that's over a hundred years stain almost impossible to get out you have to use a very strong acid but then again you better be careful with very strong acid and if the bottles got root Mark in it where the roots is growing around the bottle you'll never get that out it's grown into the glass it always will have that look but to each his own boy seen all this glass on this site give me the fever bad makes you want to just jump up and run out the door and go dig something woo-wee
glad to see you out here helping us folks .
 

GRACE ABOUND

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Dec 24, 2020
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Thanks For All The Bottle Replies .Hope Its Not To Cold Up There . But I Know You Can Take It.
 

opmustard

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Jan 14, 2021
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In general, I have agree with others in this post. Its up to you. Have bottles that I wouldn't even consider cleaning them for all reasons mentioned.
However, I used to and still would tumble most of my bottles.
Its completely up to you.
opmustard
 

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