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Old 03-02-2010, 05:02 PM   #1
monk420
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Trying to get my labels off my old bottles. what is the best way to go about this. Right now i have them soaking in hot water and i'm going to take a razor blade to them. Any better methods of removing them thanks



 
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:04 PM   #2
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Soak them in a bucket of one-step for 24 hours. They will fall right off. And you won't have to rinse either.



 
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:05 PM   #3
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Yes, and Oxyclean works wonders.

btw, BiMart sells the tubs for 7 bucks.
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:24 PM   #4
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+1 on the Oxyclean. With an overnight soak the labels fall off and the glue rinses right off. I used one scoop in a 5 gallon bucket and I have been using it for a couple of weeks now.
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:24 PM   #5
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The Sierra Nevada ones come off if you just soak them in regular water overnight.

Edit: Or are you talking about labels you put on them yourself?

 
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:28 PM   #6
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SN labels are a pain in the butt. The labels slip off after soaking, but a ton of glue sticks to the bottle. I soaked in Oxyclean overnight and still had to scrub the SN bottles to get the residue off. Most other bottles don't need any scrubbing as the label and glue is gone by morning.

Too bad I like SN so much because cleaning their bottles is a chore.
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:30 PM   #7
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Oxiclean will take most labels off in 30 minutes, at one hour the remaining labels came off with a rub of the thumb. Plus it cleans the inside of the bottles pretty well too.

 
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:37 PM   #8
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i cant remember where i heard it but some one told me to soak them in TSP overnight. I haven't tried it yet. has anyone else used TSP?

 
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:39 PM   #9
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After soaking on hot sudsy water, I use a green scrubby pad with lots of soap. After soaking, it takes about 3-4 wipes over the same area and everything is gone, turning the bottle of course.
I might try oxyclean to see if thats easier, but the pads work pretty good.

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Old 03-02-2010, 05:44 PM   #10
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Oxyclean is amazingly easy. An overnight soak, and most of the glue residue is gone, too. A quick rinse in hot water is the most required to get even that off.



 
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