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Old 05-03-2010, 04:56 PM   #21
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+1 on oxyclean in a warm water bath for a few hours. Labels fall right off. I had to use the rough side of a sponge to get the residual glue off of Dos Equis bottles, but it was easy after the oxyclean soak. I just did this with about 50 bottles (dos equis, red hook, deschutes, fat tyre, and a few stragglers) last night


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Old 05-03-2010, 10:37 PM   #22
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An alternate solution is leaving the labels on, which requires no effort at all. :-)

I may get back to de-labeling bottles again at some point, but I have to admit that getting them off became a pretty low priority for me; they just really don't bother me all that much. BUT, if I do go back, I'll definitely make it OxyClean, since I've read all these testimonials to its powers.


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Old 05-03-2010, 10:59 PM   #23
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I have always wondered some peoples resistance to the suggestion that OxyClean works so well to remove labels.

Read all the threads! Oxy works - resistance is futile!

Seriously, once you try it you will see how well it works, not only to remove labels but with cleaning some of your equipment. I use the cheap stuff from WalMart. King Soopers (Kroger in some places) has an even cheaper Oxy knock off.
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:33 AM   #24
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I use smithwick's bottles. I had read on here that soaking overnight in a bucket with water and oxiclean was the way to go, so I tried it.

Not hot water... cold water. Put all my bottles in, sprinkled a half a scoop of oxiclean free on top and went to bed.

Woke up, and rinsed off my bottles... the labels slid off them and floated to the bottom of the bucket. No sticky residue or anything just nice clean bottles.
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:35 AM   #25
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Quote:
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King Soopers (Kroger in some places) has an even cheaper Oxy knock off.


Its kroger everywhere... they are the parent company and own a bunch of smaller chains. Here in Arizona its Fry's.
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:44 AM   #26
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How come nobody mentioned PBW yet?

I use a couple tablespoons of PBW in a 5 gal bucket, and about a half hour later the labels are floating. Cheap, easy, safe.

PBW FTW!


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