So I picked up a Century off Craigslist (for $10) but the lava appears hopeless at the moment.
I had bookmarked a link on this site, or maybe I thought I did (dang ADD), that had a picture of a tool that someone bought at BB&B to remove this type of cap.
Any suggestions on a good tool, or method, that will result in the least amount of damage to the plastic cap?
As always, any and all replies are greatly appreciated!!
Man, I really don't want to crack the cap.
the plastic cap on a century will twist off. the bottle opener you're referring to is for the metal caps. it's called a push-n-pop and won't bend the cap like a typical opener does.
This is what I was referring to... it is a jar opener.
I will be honest and say that I haven't even tried to twist the cap off by hand. Too many images of Ebay globes with broken caps had me gun shy. I will give it a try tomorrow.
I think you're better off not using a tool if possible. Sometimes it does take a surprising amount of force to get them off though.
I hit them with a blow dryer for about a minute or so. Loosens them enough, so they screw off more easily. I've used a rubber husband on the more difficult ones.