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Old 08-04-2010, 12:58 AM   #1
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I know I have seen it around here that people clean the bottles from stone but I cant seem to find out how everyone does it. I have had them sitting in oxyclean for the last 3 hours and they show no sign of cleaning off. Any help?

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Old 08-04-2010, 01:20 AM   #2
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Do you mean remove the labels? Stone and New Belgium have both switched to fancy newfangled labels that are literally impossible to get off. I have personally given up trying and just reuse them as is.

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Old 08-04-2010, 01:26 AM   #3
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StarSan, not oxyclean. Some of the painted on labels on Stone bottles can be removed by soaking in a strong starsan solution for a few days. It doesn't work for all of them, but most of the ones I've tried it works.

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Old 08-04-2010, 01:54 AM   #4
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undiluted CLR will work as well, but you need to do it outside. That stuff is pretty Toxic. I had a few that it didn't work on, and it does leave a bit of a Ghost label on there.

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Old 08-04-2010, 02:55 AM   #5
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Ah so it doesnt really sound like it is worth it anymore as I only have a few of them. Thanks for the replies

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Some of the painted on Stone labels on mine are starting to come off after about the 6th cycle of use. But it's not coming off easy ;-)

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Um, razor blade perhaps?

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Leave them on and they will come off if you keep reusing them. I have found they come off with repeated starsanning. Either that or use them as giveaways and keep the unlabeled ones for reuse.

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I just soak in starsan then they pretty much wipe off after a few days

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I am just not that hard up for bottles that I want to take a razor blade or store them in a solution for days (space is cramped).

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