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Old 03-31-2013, 12:47 PM   #1
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Default Removal of ink labels?

Anyone found a good way to remove the screen-printed labels that some micro-breweries print on their bomber bottles?


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Old 03-31-2013, 01:06 PM   #2
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Hammers work... or if you are really determined.


One part Muratic acid to three parts water or a good CLR(calcium lime rust) soak will remove the silk screen labels.

Just be careful with the acid and the CLR.


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Yup. CLR spray ftw.

Some have had good luck with just a plain StarSan soak, depending on the manufacturer.
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Star San works on everything I have tried. Soak for a couple days. Probably 50% of my bottle collection is old Stone bottles.
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Thanks guys! Got a bucket full of StarSan sitting outside right now. Never thought about that so will try it first. If the StarSan doesn't do the trick I'll try the CLR.

I appreciate the tips.
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Hammers work...
LOL - gravity worked on one!
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Star San works on everything I have tried. Soak for a couple days. Probably 50% of my bottle collection is old Stone bottles.
Two days in a bucket of StarSan and the labels wiped off with a paper towel. Thanks!


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