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Old 05-02-2007, 02:10 AM   #1
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Anyone know how to remove the labels/paint off Corona bottles?

I have a Red Ale I thought might look pretty cool in clear bottles.

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Old 05-02-2007, 02:23 AM   #2
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never tried to remove them, I have one that somebody left at my house and I was planning on just leaving the paint when I use it. If I had 50 of them I would try to clone Corona and see if people could tell the difference. Not a huge fan of Corona, but that would be a fun challenge. anyway I would try a razor blade to remove the labels if you already have the bottles. If you were just going to drink some Corona to get clear bottles to use perhaprs you should consider drinking some Newcastle instead. They use clear bottles with regular labels.

 
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:56 AM   #3
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A quick soak in the paint stripper of your choice (Home Depot/Lowes has a section devoted to it). Followed by really good rinsing should take care of it.

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, really good rinsing.

 
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Old 05-02-2007, 03:01 AM   #4
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With a shotgun... maybe???

 
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Old 05-02-2007, 06:31 PM   #5
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I find that if a friend brings corona over, the easiest way to prep the bottles for use in home brewing, is to place them gently into a half filled recycle bin full of other recyclables. *grin*

 
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Old 05-02-2007, 06:52 PM   #6
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I find that if a friend brings corona over, the easiest way to prep the bottles for use in home brewing, is to place them gently into a half filled recycle bin full of other recyclables. *grin*
Ya, that would be my approach too. If they're a HUGE pain, why bother?
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Old 05-02-2007, 07:16 PM   #7
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why not just get a different clear bottle...like miller highlife or something

 
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Old 05-02-2007, 07:24 PM   #8
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why not just get a different clear bottle...like miller highlife or something
Miller is twist off...

I would not bother with clear bottles, you have to be really carefull how you store them or else your beer will skunk. It does not take much time for UV light to effect your beer.

Corona paint is baked on and I think you would have a real difficult time completely removing the paint. After trying to clean up 2 cases of bottles and then have your beer turn skunky you might regret the effort...
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Old 05-02-2007, 10:22 PM   #9
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I use them regurlarly and have no problem with skunking as long as I keep them in the dark. If I had to try to remove the painted on labels I would do as some of the others have said and recycle them.
Not worth the effort IMO.
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Old 09-15-2007, 08:07 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by ChefyTim
Anyone know how to remove the labels/paint off Corona bottles?

I have a Red Ale I thought might look pretty cool in clear bottles.

Thanks

talked to a guy at thomas creek brewery about this. my concern was that the paint would contaminate sanitation solution and get inside bottles. he assured me that the label is ceramic and has been fired on (corsendonk abbey ale bottles) and it would not contaminate solution. i tried all kind of solutions, razors, and steel wool..as far as i know-that label isnt coming off.

 
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