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Old 03-19-2008, 03:31 AM   #21
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I was using this cheap Wal-Mart knockoff called Awesome Oxygen Cleaner or something equally generic and it worked great! I added one scoop (about 1tbsp) per gallon of water and within as little as two hours the labels would all slide off. Unfortunately I can longer find this brand so I've started using Oxyclean. I tried as close of a concentration to the Awesome as I could and nothing happened after a day. I then added a little more and a day later - nothing. I added more the next day and finally, after over 4 days in the bucket, the labels came off, although a handful of them left behind glue residue.

Does anyone know the magic concentration of Oxyclean to water?

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Old 03-19-2008, 08:55 AM   #22
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Should be one scoop per gallon.

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Old 03-19-2008, 11:15 AM   #23
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I've got some EXTREMELY stuck labels and pretty much gave up and just left them soak...for a month...the bottles are green...the water is green...and the labels slide right off.

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Old 03-20-2008, 04:11 AM   #24
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We used oxi-clean on over 50 bottles, put them in hot water for over 2 hours and the lables came off fine

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Old 03-20-2008, 08:43 PM   #25
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Well, I went back to Wal-Mart and picked up another off-brand of Oxiclean called Sun Oxygen Cleaner for about 1/3rd the price and twice the size of a container of the real oxiclean. One little scoop per gallon of water all of the labels fell off over night. I either need to stock up on it now or hope they don't discontinue this one too.

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Old 03-20-2008, 09:03 PM   #26
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The oxyclen worked like a charm. All the labels were floating in the tub with the bottles and the glue just wipes right off. Thanks for the time saver!!
Also, watch out, you may have a percarbonate scale on the bottles. This is easily removed with a water and vinegar solution.
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Also, watch out, you may have a percarbonate scale on the bottles. This is easily removed with a water and vinegar solution.
+1 on this.

although i use starsan right after the oxyclean soak and haven't had any issues with this.
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:52 PM   #28
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Also, watch out, you may have a percarbonate scale on the bottles. This is easily removed with a water and vinegar solution.
What concentration of vinegar should be used? I believe that this only applies to hard water(just got done reading the sanitizing section of HTB)
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