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Old 11-11-2013, 12:37 AM   #1
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Default Removing silk-screening from glassware

Does anyone know how I can remove silk-screening from glassware without destroying it? I've found some cool glassware to stock the bar with at resale shops but don't want to advertise a corporate golf outing or someone's prom. Any tips or ideas? Thanks!


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Old 11-11-2013, 01:13 AM   #2
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I know that a strong concentration of star san will melt the paint off bottles, so I'd guess it was worth trying on glasses. The exact ratio escapes me.


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Old 11-11-2013, 12:10 PM   #3
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Razor blade?
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:30 PM   #4
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All silk screening eventually faded away on a few glasses I used to put in the dishwasher. Pretty sure the water was just that hot.

I would try rubbing alcohol.
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:13 PM   #5
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You can use a strong mix of Star San as mentioned meaning 1oz per gallon as it is acid based, works great on bottles so I'm sure it should work on glassware. Wear gloves!
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I've pulled the label off of Corona bottles with CLR, I'd expect it would work the same on glassware.
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Acetone. Sold at hardware stores.
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Acetone is also in diluted form in fingernail polish remover. Lil weaker but your wife or girlfriend (either/or maybe both I'm not asking) already has some.
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+1 to the nail polish remover, takes the painted labels off commercial beer bottles too!
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I use Muriatic acid...diluted of course...works on almost everything.


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