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Old 08-19-2010, 02:14 PM   #1
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Default Removing stickers from cornie kegs

I've been building my inventory of cornies and some used kegs I have purchased need lots of work.

I have been able to remove stickers on the outside of the kegs using a heat gun that works great. However, there is usually a sticky goo that remains on the keg after removal.

I have tried removing the goo with hot soopie water and an abrasive sponge - no luck. I also tried golf grip removal solvent (mineral spirts) - no luck.

How is the best way to get the sticky goo off the keg?

Thx.

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Old 08-19-2010, 02:22 PM   #2
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I use a razer blade.

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Old 08-19-2010, 02:23 PM   #3
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Try some lacquer thinner (acetone). It's worked well for me.

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Old 08-19-2010, 02:28 PM   #5
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OK - acetone I have some at home. It is really strong, so I need to wear gloves; right?

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OK - acetone I have some at home. It is really strong, so I need to wear gloves; right?
I use it without gloves, but I would not recommend that to someone else. It's essentially the same stuff that's in nail polish remover.
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Old 08-19-2010, 02:47 PM   #7
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I think a combination of acetone and starsan exposure adds "hand character" over time. If you add a good dose of metal grinding and ditch digging without wearing gloves, you can stop using oven mitts after a while too. ;-)

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I think a combination of acetone and starsan exposure adds "hand character" over time. If you add a good dose of metal grinding and ditch digging without wearing gloves, you can stop using oven mitts after a while too. ;-)
Expose your hands to Barkeeper's Friend followed by a long soak in a hot Oxyclean soltution if you really want to phuk up your hands properly. I've found that some girls like a guy's hands to be rough and some don't, so YMMV as usual.
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I just filled my tub with water and dumped in 3 scoops of oxiclean. Let the kegs soak (I could fit two in at once) for a couple hours and the stickers pretty much fall off then a green scrubbing pad will take of any dirt/gunk/etc. I only had to do two but I would bet you could cycle through all your kegs in one go without changing the water.

Might be overkill for what you need but mine needed a cleaning both inside and out and came out in great shape.

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Old 08-19-2010, 03:43 PM   #10
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Pure Citrus as mentioned above...or...GOO GONE. Always worked well for me.

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