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Old 03-16-2009, 05:46 PM   #1
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Default Will Starsan remove pint glass silk screens the way it does Corona labels?

Places like Target are getting a pretty good selection of beer glasses but they are almost universally littered with Guinness or Stella branding. Will a soak in Starsan remove the labels without pitting or damaging the glass itself?
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:53 PM   #2
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Places like Crate and Barrel have blank pint glasses (and many other beer glasses) for very cheap prices.

I would imagine a star-san soak would work, but I haven't tried it.
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i know some people have used it to remove the painted on labels on rogue or stone bottles so its worth a shot.
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If it doesn't work, you might try hydrochloric acid. It is very cheap ($4/gal, hardware stores or pool supply stores) and will obliterate pretty much anything except metal, plastic and glass. Obviously, it is also dangerous and can give off toxic fumes, though. I have a pool, so I always have some around. It works great for random stuff like that, just be careful, do it outside and try to hold your breath when you're around a reaction. You can get it on your skin, but you have to wash it off within a minute or two or it will burn. Also it will probably blind you if it gets in your eyes.

I have seen it take the paint off a beer can in a matter of minute, that's why I thought I'd mention it. It is pretty dangerous, though, so I'd try the StarSan first.
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Old 03-16-2009, 08:39 PM   #5
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Also, try Craigslist for pint glasses. I see stuff like that on there everyday for free or next to nothing.
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Imperial pint glasses, Tulip pint glasses, Pilsner Glasses, Beer goblets, Ale Goblets, Imperial pint, Tulip pint: Family-owned and operated PubGlasses.com offers personalized pint beer glasses Austin TX

Great site. Tons of blank glasses (they can also personalize). Only place I could find that had blank tulip pint glasses. Good quality too. The only thing is shipping is a little steep, however with more glasses it doesn't increase much. One glass was like $9.xx for shipping, but 4 glasses was $10.xx for shipping.
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+1 on Crate & Barrel. You can get a plain pint glass for $1-2 bucks
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World Market have some good glasses.

If starsan doesn't work, I would try paint stripper.
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Yeah I have seen good glasses for cheap around, just every once in a while when I am in a store like Target and see a box of cheap glasses that are a good shape or size I usually pass just because of the Euro-BMC beer logo on them. So it would be nice to have a good way to get rid of it.
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+1 on Crate & Barrel. You can get a plain pint glass for $1-2 bucks
They're usually well under a buck at the C&B outlet near me.
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