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Old 07-30-2006, 09:02 PM   #1
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I was wondering if i put one of those thick yard waste plastic garbage bag in a trash can and then filled it with water and the right amount of ammonia if that would remove the labels before the solution ate through the plastic garbage bag, or will it eat through? that is my question i guess.
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Old 07-30-2006, 09:57 PM   #2
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I just use some bleach in hot water for labels.

Use a green scouring pad on the gum and a bottle brush for the inside and they'll be sanitized at the same time.

Bleach must be rinsed off with hot water several times.

You can also just drain the bottles (no-rinse) and cap them with aluminum foil and they should stay disinfected for up to a year (so I've read). Rinsing required prior to use.
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Old 07-30-2006, 11:26 PM   #3
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Hell just let them sit for a few daze in the bleach solution HB99 suggest they will be all nice and sparkly clean.

 
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Old 07-30-2006, 11:34 PM   #4
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Actually you are right on track with the ammonia. The labels will literally slide off the bottles after an overnight soak.
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Old 07-31-2006, 12:34 AM   #5
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Oxy clean takes about an hour in warm water and the labels slide off.. and it smells better than ammonia

 
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Old 07-31-2006, 01:26 AM   #6
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The bath tub works much better than a trash bag in a trash bin.

I score the labels with a wallpaper scouring tool, and then soak in plain hot water for 1/2 hour. This gets rid of some labels (most British and Irish), but not others.

For the others that I have tried, a 1/2 hour soak in b-brite does the trick. (I expect oxi-clean would do the same.)

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Old 07-31-2006, 12:14 PM   #7
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The most effective label removers I have found are oxy cleaner and washing soda (from the laundry detergent area of the supermarket).

Both leave a filmy residue which requires good rinsing, but both also remove labelks with pretty-much zero scrubbing required. I usually use washing soda because it's cheaper.
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Old 07-31-2006, 12:16 PM   #8
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try a rubbermaid tub outside with an ammonia water mix. Let them sit for a couple days and the freakin labels like melt off!!

Whatever you do-- DO NOT MIX AMMONIA WITH BLEACH. - its called mustard gas and its a horrible way to die
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