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Offline whamilton

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Used Bottles: Label Removal Tips
« on: June 22, 2011, 04:46:35 PM »
What is the best way to remove labels?

Offline jomebrew

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Re: Used Bottles: Label Removal Tips
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2011, 06:26:42 PM »
I use hot tap water and PBW + time.  Rarely is the label that does not slide off but sometimes I need mineral spirits to dissolve gums.

Offline merfizle

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Re: Used Bottles: Label Removal Tips
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2011, 06:42:28 PM »
Oxyclean. Soak hot bottles with that and hot water and in 10-15 minutes it'll peel right off.

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Re: Used Bottles: Label Removal Tips
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2011, 03:49:30 AM »
thumbs up for the hot water and PBW, works great

Offline CRider

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Re: Used Bottles: Label Removal Tips
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011, 07:52:24 PM »
I always have a 5 gallon bucket w/Oxyclean.  I place used bottles in it, can hold about 13 standing up, and leave a day or two or when ever I g et around to checking them.  Rinse well after or you'll see a white coating from long soaking.

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Re: Used Bottles: Label Removal Tips
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2011, 02:23:24 AM »
I always have a 5 gallon bucket w/Oxyclean.  I place used bottles in it, can hold about 13 standing up, and leave a day or two or when ever I g et around to checking them.  Rinse well after or you'll see a white coating from long soaking.

That's what I do.  No need to use hot water and do it right away.  It's good to have the buck full at all times.  SWMBO uses my bucket to get labels off jars she buys at the store and wants to re-use.

 

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