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Old 04-03-2007, 06:37 PM   #1
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Jan 2007
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Anyone know a good method for getting the labels off of Red Stripe bottles and others that have painted on labels?

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Old 04-06-2007, 09:46 PM   #2
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Maybe some nail polish remover??? Have you tried regular paint removers too?

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Old 04-06-2007, 11:38 PM   #3
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There's no way to get the labels off of red stripe bottles except by sanding. The bottles are coated with a dyed powdered glass, and are fired again to melt the label into it.

I should know, I have two cases of them and the only way to get the label off is with sandpaper.
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Old 04-07-2007, 12:24 AM   #4
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You could try doing it with a sugar cube. Worst that happens is you waste some time and ruin a bottle.

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