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Old 10-16-2006, 08:42 PM   #1
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Default Solvent for Printed bottles?

Does anything wash the printing off of bottles? It's the kind that looks like powder coating- heavy, 'plastic' stuff...Arrogant Bastard? Cool flip top growler, but I don't want folks to think I bought what's in it.

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Old 10-17-2006, 02:15 AM   #2
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That is actually glass not paint on those style of bottles. Basically, they paste the colored sand to the bottle in the print that's desired, then fire it in a kiln to turn it to glass.

No way to take glass off of glass.

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Old 10-17-2006, 02:24 AM   #3
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ha... yeah thats one way...


maybe some paint thinner or fingernail polish remover.. worth a try, even though its not real paint...
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If anything is gonna eat it, MEK (methyl ethyl ketone) is. However, if it's glass on glass printing, that's not gonna work either. You'd need to etch it away with a sandblaster, then polish the results. Too much work. Arrogant Bastard has a cool label - I say leave it there.

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Old 10-17-2006, 02:47 AM   #6
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It may be tough to keep the bottles from leaking.
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It may be tough to keep the bottles from leaking.
haha, thats true.. maybe some duct tape or glue...
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ive been drinking a lot of Stone beers, but it makes me sad to recycle a bottle at a Recycling center. id rather recycle it by filling it with homebrew, but i dont like having someone else's name on my bottle.

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ive been drinking a lot of Stone beers, but it makes me sad to recycle a bottle at a Recycling center. id rather recycle it by filling it with homebrew, but i dont like having someone else's name on my bottle.
My sentiments exactly. I'll try some solvent, then use it approptiatly.
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Old 10-19-2006, 01:36 AM   #10
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ive been drinking a lot of Stone beers, but it makes me sad to recycle a bottle at a Recycling center. id rather recycle it by filling it with homebrew, but i dont like having someone else's name on my bottle.
Too me the Stone bottles are just so dang good looking that I'll use them for my beer without a problem.
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