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Old 12-01-2009, 02:48 AM   #1
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Default Removing Red Stripe Labels without StarSan

I have been doing some searching, on how to remove painted on labels. However the most common anwser I have seen is to soak in starsan. However, living in Newfoundland, I cannot get any.

So far I have tried paint thinner, Poly Super Stripper (I was baffeled it didnt do anything), and Nail Polish Remover. I currently have it soaking in vinegar overnight.

Can anyone think of anything else I could try? (besides starsan)

I really want to get these labels off I am hoping to bottle all my beer in stubby bottles.

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Old 12-01-2009, 03:01 AM   #2
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OxiClean works for nearly every other label. Give it a shot.

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why do you need redstripe bottles? That seems like way too much work. I would just stick to paper labels. Plus I wouldn't want to drink out of anything that has had paint thinner in it.

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I really like the stubby bottles. I want to eventually bottle all my beer in stubbies, but i need a few more dozen. There used to be a local brewery that used them, but they have recently stopped. Im not putting any paint thinner in the bottles I have them capped, besides im going to rinse them very throughly.

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Bench grinder?

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Im suddenly getiting visions of broken glass being thrown alll over my basement.

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i always live the painted labels such as red stripe on...I remove the paper ones so they don't break my dish washer...

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Im suddenly getiting visions of broken glass being thrown alll over my basement.
I have to really laugh!

I use stubbies when I find them, because they are retro, my first ill gotten beer came in those. AHHHHH Genesee Cream Ale. I leave the paint on the Red Stripe. A bench grinder and glass slivers forced into my skin might not be the best way to remove the paint.

But if you must grind the paint off, wear safety glasses!
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I think im going to pass on the bench grinder idea. Im starting to wonder what the hell these things are made of that nothing can get them off.

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Sorry, my mistake on the OxiClean - it won't remove painted labels. For some reason I was thinking that Red Stripe had paper labels.

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