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Old 02-17-2005, 12:09 AM   #1
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What is the best way to get the labels off of bottles? I have some wine bottles that I got the labels off of but there is still this goo that is a pain to get off. So far I have tried hot water with soap, dishwasher and scrubbing. Is there any easier way to do this?



 
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Old 02-17-2005, 01:14 AM   #2
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When hot water won't work...Goo-B-Gone...buy it at Walmart.



 
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Old 02-17-2005, 04:08 AM   #3
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When hot water won't work...Goo-B-Gone...buy it at Walmart.
When the bottle has been soaking sos pads work good, greeniewinnies work good..the green srubbing pads. Dos Equis labels are a mother to get off. I dont even by the beer anymore......Sam Adams labels come off pretty good. Not sure on wine bottles

 
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Old 02-17-2005, 04:49 PM   #4
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What is the best way to get the labels off of bottles? I have some wine bottles that I got the labels off of but there is still this goo that is a pain to get off. So far I have tried hot water with soap, dishwasher and scrubbing. Is there any easier way to do this?

Submerge the bottles for about 2-3 hours in a bucket of hot water with a scoop of oxyclean. You'll soon see the labels floating in the water. No scrubbing, no paper mess and if you save lables they are perfect every time.
Cheap too.
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Old 02-17-2005, 05:09 PM   #5
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Is oxyclean something you can buy at walmart or whatever, or do you have to buy it from that annoying t.v offer that is all over? I still have that guy's voice in my head "It uses the air you breathe . . ." gaaahh.
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Old 02-17-2005, 05:33 PM   #6
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Is oxyclean something you can buy at walmart or whatever, or do you have to buy it from that annoying t.v offer that is all over? I still have that guy's voice in my head "It uses the air you breathe . . ." gaaahh.
Yes you can.
I will have to try the oxyclean since I have some already. thanks.

 
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Yes you can.
I will have to try the oxyclean since I have some already. thanks.
I used the oxyclean method for the first time yesterday. WORKS LIKE A DREAM! About a day and a half floating in the oxy juice and the lables just fell right off. A few of the New Belgium brewery bottles needed a little scrub to remove some softened gook, but other than that, totally low maintenance. Thanks orrelse! I did notice a bit of light powdery residue on the bottles, which I assume would be disolved label glue or something. I intend to rinse and sanitize the bottles before bottling, is there any reason I should try extra hard to remove all of that residue?
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Old 02-20-2005, 08:11 PM   #8
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Glad to hear the oxy method works. I was pressed for time before bottling and did not get to try it yet. Next it will be oxy. I used a product called goof off. Man did that work great. But it did take a lot of washing the bottle after because of the chemical it is.

 
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Old 06-02-2005, 07:41 PM   #9
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Is OxyClean also good for sanitizing? Thanks

 
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Is OxyClean also good for sanitizing? Thanks
Nope. Best bet for sanitizing is to get some Star-san or better yet Iodophor. Star-san foams too much for my liking. Both are no rinse though, so its highly convenient.

Also, most newer dishwashers have a sanitizing cycle. As long as the water gets above 160 degrees, its sanitized. Also very convenient.


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