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Old 01-28-2014, 03:27 AM   #1
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I soaked my bottles in oxiclean and now they look like they have been frosted or something. I can't seem to get the film off. Are my bottles ruined?

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I'd soak them again in the oxyclean. Then rinse/submerge in fresh water before leaving them to dry.

I have a bottle washer adapter that goes on the faucet. Once I drain the Oxy, I blast it with then bottle washer. Then I rinse the outside in water and leave it to dry.


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I soaked my bottles in oxiclean and now they look like they have been frosted or something. I can't seem to get the film off. Are my bottles ruined?

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Your bottles are fine.

You just need a lightly acidic wash to get the frosting off - fill up a bucket with water and add a dash (or two) of white vinegar. A quick soak will clear the frosting, and if you just do a quick water dunk afterward you'll have spot-free bottles once dry.

I usually soak mine in Oxy to delabel for a week (adding bottles over the week), then into vinegar for a day, then a quick water bath and then stored upside down to dry in a milk crate.
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Cool Thanks for all the help. I do not have a way to dry bottles upside down. Will drying them right side up effect them in any way?
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Cool Thanks for all the help. I do not have a way to dry bottles upside down. Will drying them right side up effect them in any way?

Do you have a dishwasher? If so, you can dry them by putting them on the prongs that hold stuff up. I think you should dry them upside down because it will expedite the drying and will lessen hard water deposits and marks.

Just remember that oxiclean is easier to dissolve and clean off with hot water.
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Starsan can get that film off too. If you have a dish drying rack,that'll work as well. Time to get a bottle tree & vinator!
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Starsan can get that film off too. If you have a dish drying rack,that'll work as well. Time to get a bottle tree & vinator!

+1 to tree and vinator. I still need to get a vinator to make my life easier. Question for you unionrdr: does a vinator fit on top of a 45 bottle tree? Some sites say it only fits the 90.
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Yes it does. I have the 45 bottle tree from Ferrari & the Ferrari vinator as well. The vinator comes with the adapter to slide it on top of the tree. I just made sure I got the tree from Ferrari as well. with their super agata bench capper,I now own 3 Ferrari's!
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You can purchase addon (arms?) for the vinerator tree and make it taller but I think most are sold as 45.
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Wow! Really?! I have the 45,seen 90's. But extra sections? I'd love one more section for my 45 bottle tree. Another 9 peg section would give room for 2 cases worth plus 6 more pegs for those extra bottles we sometimes get from a batch all at once! got a link for the extra sections?


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