Treasure hunting forums are some of the most valuable places for hunting knowledge. Recently, we came across a link on Pinterest that went to one of the top metal detecting forums: metaldetectingfoum.com. Here, you can unearth even more of the knowledge from a huge community of hunters! Let’s get started.
On the thread, here are some of the best old bottle cleaning take-a-ways:
- (Listed by member known as Coin_Master)
“Add one quarter of a cup of works toilet bowel cleaner. (Or enough to fill about a half inch of the bottom).
Add water until 1/3 full.
Add about a teaspoon of dish washing liquid.
Add aquarium gravel until about a half inch is filled.
Shake, shake, shake, and shake some more.
Fill the bottle full of water.
Let sit 15 minutes.
If the inside is just dirty you can use soapy water with gravel. Let it sit about 5 mins before you shake, so the dirt is loose.”
2. (Listed by member known as TripletDad)
“I use a small piece of Brillo pad at the end of a straightened heavy-duty coat hanger (not the flimsy white ones). Then run them thru the dishwasher, top rack. They are so clean you can drink out of them when they’re done.”
3. (Listed by member known as Musketman)
“I also collect glass power insulators. The people in that hobby uses a lye and water mix. Lye is dangerous stuff and must be used with care but it works great. You just get a plastic container, mix water and lye, put in the bottles and let them soak till clean. It cleans the soot and grime from insulators that have spent decades near trains so it aught to clean bottles.
I think I bought the lye at grocery stores under the brand, Red Devil. If you look up, cleaning insulators with lye you can get the recommended mix.”
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