Before and After….

Here are the bottle photos I promised, after I cleaned them and before OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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4 Responses to “Before and After….”

  1. Sam Says:

    You are going to have to do a refresher cleaning course. Nice job!!!!!

  2. Heather Says:

    That’s awesome! How did you manage to get them so clean? Especially the one that looked like it was painted silver.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Heather
      It took a lot of soaking, scrubbing and elbow grease! I soaked them in: hot water, Dawn dishwashing detergent, 409 spray and Windex. I had to change out the water several times. In between changing out the water I used a bottle brush inside the bottles and scrubbed the outside with Bar Keepers Friend (A powder abrasive made especially for glass) a sponge and a stiff bristle brush. Most of the silver paint came off with this, but in some of the lettering the silver stayed and I had to use a small nail to scrape it out. The first bottle in the picture is a 1923 ‘Christmas’ Patent bottle. It had some staining inside that I could not get out, but looks a lot better than it did.
      It took 5 days of soaking and scrubbing to get them looking good. My hands pay the price though!
      Doug

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