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Old 12-31-2009, 11:29 PM   #1
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Default Silk screened or painted label removal

This was part of a discussion on another thread but I thought it worthy of posting here too. In attempting to remove labels from Red Stripe bottles for home bottling I have discovered that CLR (Calcium Lime Rust) cleaner removes the painted label in 20-30 minutes with little to no scrubbing at all. I filled the bottle with water and set it in a glass with about 1.5 inches of CLR in it (you have to be careful it does not over flow). Below is an image of how I did it. I have not tested on other painted or screened labels, however, I suspect it will work as well. So, for all of you who love the stubby bottle look for your homebrew, cheers.



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Old 01-01-2010, 12:00 AM   #2
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Have you used this same technique on Coronoa bottles? I am just curious if it is something in the Red Stripe labels, or if it applies to all labels?


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Old 01-01-2010, 01:37 AM   #3
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Testing on a Corona bottle right now. I will let you know in about 30 minutes.
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Old 01-01-2010, 03:31 AM   #4
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Works exactly the same on Corona bottles as well. It is probably safe to assume it will work on everyhting. But, you know what happens when you assume.
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Old 01-01-2010, 03:41 AM   #5
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the tall boys from red stripe are the coolest followed by carta blanca 32s.
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Wow, never thought of CLR...Have you tried it with Rogue's silkscreen?
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I may have to try this technique on the Nittany Ale bottles that I got from Midwest Supplies.
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I have only tested on Red Stripe and Corona. I am pretty sure it will work with any type of silk screen.
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Dang. When I think of all the Rogue bottles I've thrown away....

Thanks for posting this.
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Maybe I'm crazy, but I thought i saw somewhere u can use starsan to remove silk screening also?? Don't know if this is undiluted or not.


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