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Old 04-25-2013, 01:38 PM   #11
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Sounds like a Job for OxyClean!

Stick'em in a trash can with a lttle OxyClean and cool water... let them sit for a few days and when you are ready rinsce them out with hot water....

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Old 04-25-2013, 02:07 PM   #12
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Stick'em in a trash can with a lttle OxyClean and cool water... let them sit for a few days ....
From my experience, this is bad advice. For me, much over 24 hours and OxyClean leaves a filmy layer that’s difficult to remove.
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From my experience, this is bad advice. For me, much over 24 hours and OxyClean leaves a filmy layer that’s difficult to remove.
Interesting. I have been able to get that film off without a problem between the soak and starsan. I wonder if it's related to the softness/hardness of individual water supply.
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Could be my water (although I've heard others report the same thing), but regardless, it doesn't take days for OxiClean to work. The bubbly, oxygen action stops working. If it hasn't removed the crud over night, it ain't happening.
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One of my back up LHBS told me to use baking soda and hot water to help remove crud from the bottom of the bottle. I have not done this but from my experience it leaves a film that is impossible to get off.
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Could be my water (although I've heard others report the same thing), but regardless, it doesn't take days for OxiClean to work. The bubbly, oxygen action stops working. If it hasn't removed the crud over night, it ain't happening.
Oh man, on super cruddy krausen rings, I'll leave that stuff on for a few days. I just wait until the crud just falls off the walls so I don't have any scrubbing at all to do. Love it. :-)
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I'll leave that stuff on for a few days.
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How long will OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover continue working after I mix it with water?
The cleaning strength of OxiClean™ will remain active for 6 hours after mixing. Dispose of unused solution after 6 hours by pouring into a drain or toilet.
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My normal procedure is oxy soak overnight using hot water, run a bottle brush through bottle with a couple twists, load in dishwasher, and run a rinse cycle.
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Interesting. I have been able to get that film off without a problem between the soak and starsan. I wonder if it's related to the softness/hardness of individual water supply.
I've used and recommended for years a soak in any weak acid solution, I've done lemon and water, vinegar and water and starsan, with rinsing they've all worked.
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Oh, man. I've done worse than that. Here's a bottle I got from the redemption center. No problems after a bath in OxyClean.

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