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Old 06-19-2007, 04:45 PM   #1
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I was sanitizing some 22 oz. Corona Bottles, when I forgot about them and left them in a bucket of Starsan for about 2 weeks. I never got around to propagating some yeast, so I pulled them out this morning, emptied them, and rinsed them off. I set them on the counter and made some coffee.

Within a few minutes, most of the painted on Corona label had fallen off the bottle. WOW! I rinsed most of the rest off and the stubborn stuff came off with a scotch pad. I now have clear 22 oz. neckid bottles.

I imagine this method will do the same to all the 22 oz. Rogue & Stone painted bottles too. Good old acid based StarSan!

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Old 06-19-2007, 04:52 PM   #2
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I imagine this method will do the same to all the 22 oz. Rogue & Stone painted bottles too. Good old acid based StarSan!
Excellent!! Thanks for posting that!

 
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Old 06-19-2007, 05:15 PM   #3
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Sweet. Thanks for the tip. Poor timing though...I just got rid of some 22 oz.'ers from Rogue.
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Old 06-19-2007, 05:45 PM   #4
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Good to know - thanks for the tip!
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:20 PM   #5
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Actually, that's kinda weird. So you soaked them in StarSan, then rinsed it all off, and THEN the labels melted away?

Or would they have rubbed right off right away when you took them out of the bucket of Star San?

Alternatively, did you rinse them off with acetone? (Ha ha)

 
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:22 PM   #6
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Awesome.....
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Old 06-20-2007, 12:55 AM   #7
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Actually, that's kinda weird. So you soaked them in StarSan, then rinsed it all off, and THEN the labels melted away?

Or would they have rubbed right off right away when you took them out of the bucket of Star San?

Alternatively, did you rinse them off with acetone? (Ha ha)
Well, you know StarSan can feel kinda slippery, so I rinsed the outside of the bottles and set them on the counter. A few minutes later, I come back and the paint had flaked off as they dried and left a small pile of paint flakes in a circle around the bottle. Freaky, I know, but then I took the scrubber to them and they came away spotless. No more paint.

 
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Old 06-20-2007, 01:31 AM   #8
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Neat trick! I'll have to try that. Thanks.

 
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:57 AM   #9
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WoW nice! My Oxyclean won't touch the paint... maybe I just havn't tried long enough but I'll give them a shot with some Starsan next!
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Removing painted labels -- thanks for the tip, Ed! I just used it to "unpaint" 3 Stone bottles ...after three days soaking in StarSan, most of the paint would just wipe off with my finger. A couple spots needed some very minor scrubbing with a ScothBrite. Less than a minute to clean all three. Great tip!

EDIT 7/4: also works on painted Rolling Rock bottles. No surprise, I guess...how many different bottle-painting technologies can there be? The RR bottles do take a longer soak, though.
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