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Old 05-03-2012, 08:46 PM   #1
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Default need help with label on an 8oz Coke bottle

i have bought a ton of these 8oz coca cola bottles as taste testers (for friends/family and to check carbonation) but i have no clue how to remove the labels, i dont know if they are screened on, printed, or glazed on

I've had all of them sitting in a starsan solution (1oz to 5gallons) for over 48 hours and it has had little to no effect on the label

here is a pic of the pack of them


please help if you can!

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Old 05-03-2012, 10:15 PM   #2
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Sounds like they do whatever Stone does. I can't for the life of me get those labels off either.

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Old 05-03-2012, 10:18 PM   #3
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Undiluted CLR works quite well, as does concentrated Star San

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Old 05-03-2012, 10:19 PM   #4
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Try CLR like a 5:1 in a gas station cup and test it on 1 bottle.. Red stripe bottles are my headache..

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Starsan doesn't do it for me. It works on some of the painted labels, but not all of them. I guess it depends on what kind of paint they used.

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Old 05-03-2012, 10:35 PM   #6
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Soak in concentrated StarSan for 24hrs...then I use a carding wheel on a bench grinder. I got the wheel from a gunsmith who was tossing it. You can just use a soft wire wheel.

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For a few, steel wool or scraping with a single edged razor would work. For tons of them I'd go with the wire wheel, just don't let them get too hot while your doing it.

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I've never tried it, but maybe nail polish remover/acetone?

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I've never tried it, but maybe nail polish remover/acetone?
most nail polish remover is acetone free now but i bought sum straight acetone from the hardware store (lowes) and it didn't even touch my red stripe labels!!
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update on my triumph!

went to walmart grabbed a fine wire brush bit for my drill, 10 minutes later a 6 pack of the 8 oz coke bottles were label free, i was surprised when it didnt so much as scratch the glass once

it only took a few minutes a bottle, will be a pain to do the other 18 tomorrow, but its worth it if you already have the bottles


and btw i tried this on ones that had NOT been sitting in starsan

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