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Old 07-27-2007, 03:31 PM   #41
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Worked fine on my DB bottle, though I had to give it a once-over with a scotchbrite after a couple days to help it along, then soak for another couple days.
Hmmm, weird. I used a Scotchbrite pad now, and nothing's coming off. Oh well, I'll give it more time. It's only 3 bottles, no big deal.
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Old 07-30-2007, 09:08 PM   #42
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Alas, I just soaked a Red Stripe bottle for 3 weeks... nothin'. The red ink came off a little, but the white is stuck on.

Oh well...

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Old 07-30-2007, 09:37 PM   #43
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I've found that scrubbing after soaking does not work as well as giving them a rinse, then letting them dry before going at them with a scotch pad under water again.

I think the drying after soaking makes the paint brittle and it loses its ability to adhere to the bottle.

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Old 09-24-2007, 07:41 PM   #44
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What does RO stand for?
i believe it stands for Reverse Osmosis purified water
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:53 PM   #45
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KVH did you ever re-try the red stripe bottles any success....

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Old 01-28-2008, 07:30 PM   #46
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I tried out the star san on 3 Rogue 22oz Dead Guy bottles. After soaking overnight, I was able to simply wipe away the white paint with a scrubbie. The red paint seems to be on there a little better, but will come off with a little elbow grease. I opted to throw them back into the star san for another day. I'll let everyone know if the red comes off easily tomorrow.

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Old 01-29-2008, 06:28 PM   #47
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This is fantastic news. I'm going to see if I can get 24hr turnaround with a high SS concentration. I will report back.

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Old 01-29-2008, 08:52 PM   #48
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Click for thread... 2 hour soak

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Just an update. After letting the bottles soak for another 24 hours, the red paint was coming off easily in some places. I threw them back in the starsan overnight, and this morning I removed the remaining paint with a light scrub Thank's Ed!

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Old 11-19-2008, 03:00 PM   #50
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Well I've tried this repeated over the last couple weeks and had some interesting things happen...

Stone Bottles clean off beautifully....

Rogue and Mexican Coke bottles do not seem give up their paint EVEN when using the solution at double the recommended strength of stars & water.

I soaked them with the stones and redstripes for 2 weeks at regular strength...then mixed up the 2 ounces/5 gallons...and still no luck after another 2 weeks...

The most interesting thing was Redstripe Bottles....

I had 12 bottles...6 of them have been stored under my sink for about 4 years...and six more I got this summer from my nextdoor neighbor...

Well six of them came clean in the regular strength concentration of starsan water after 2 weeks...

The other six are still just as solid after soaking in the double strength solution with the rogue and mexican coke bottles....

I wish I had thought to mark which stripe bottles were which, to know if it was the older bottles that came clean or not...methinks maybe redstripe changed the chemistry of their paint at some point.

So, I guess mucuraic acid is next?

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