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Old 03-15-2007, 05:32 PM   #1
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This is probs a real basic question but does the milk method involve?

What type of milk do you use does it matter?
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Old 03-15-2007, 05:49 PM   #2
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I forgot what section of the forum I was in when I read the question and thought... WTF!!!


Just paste the back of the label with milk and apply.
Full fat is better than skimmed.
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Old 03-15-2007, 06:11 PM   #3
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yeah just brush on whole milk BUT an elemers glue stick is just as good and less messy

yeah I was like WTF and all ready for a smartarse reply too
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Old 03-15-2007, 06:29 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by orfy
I forgot what section of the forum I was in when I read the question and thought... WTF!!!
That almost made me spit my coffee all over the monitor! Really got my imagination running down some dark and disturbing alleys.
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Old 03-15-2007, 06:39 PM   #5
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LOL, thanks guys, sorry for the confusion
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Old 03-15-2007, 07:00 PM   #6
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I've had no problems with skim.
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:59 PM   #7
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I tried it on some cheap copy paper and it didnt work oout too well. I put quite a bit on the back to mack sure it was covered. Is there such thing as using too much milk?

BTW it was 2% milk...but I think I'm gonna try the glue stick method next, it sounds lots easier.
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Old 03-21-2007, 02:53 AM   #8
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I've used both the glue stick and milk method.

Both work great! For the milk, I used skim with a brush and very lightly applied to the back of the label. Just enough to get it damp, really. Slap it on the bottle, smooth it out, and you're good to go.

Glue sticks work just as well, are probably a little easier, and still come off after being soaked in water. Pick whichever method seems easier to you.
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:28 PM   #9
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hmmm,
I have tried with whole milk and 2% with no luck. I brushed it on, placed the label on the bottle, a couple of hours later, the label fell off.

What gives? Too much milk, not enough?
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Old 03-22-2007, 02:13 AM   #10
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Here's what I did that worked well: Mix elmer's glue 50/50 with water and "paint" on the backside of your label. Sticks great, but when wet peels off very easily.
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