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Old 03-07-2008, 04:17 PM   #11
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+++ on the oxyclean. learned that trick here. works awesome. well worth the $6.50 or so I spent at Target to buy it. I just put about 24 qty 22oz bottles in a big cooler filled with water and oxyclean - labels come right off, and the inside of the bottles are clean too. Works for other stuff too. SWMBO put some in the laundry.

 
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Old 03-07-2008, 04:41 PM   #12
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I usually just let them soak in water/bleach solution for a few hours and then peel of labels. I then fill up the sink with hot water and use a scrub pad to get the adhesive off, it comes off fairly easily.
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Old 03-07-2008, 04:53 PM   #13
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Oxyclean for me... works great. Every now and then there is some glue residue and I just use a scrubbing pad and it comes right off.
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Old 03-10-2008, 01:45 PM   #14
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I just soak my bottles in hot water for a little while. The labels usually peel off easily, and the glue remnants come off easily with a green scrubby and some dish soap.

 
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Old 03-29-2008, 11:37 PM   #15
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Another alternative is a quick soak in warm water and ammonia. The labels and glue come off very quickly and easily.
Can you share what dilution you use? I'm not doing well with oxyclean (gritty/sandy/powerdy residue) and want to try something different.

I'll start with a dollop of Amm. in a 5gal bucket until I hear otherwise.

 
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Old 07-07-2008, 03:34 AM   #16
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A Sure fire way I have found is just soaking for a few days in a mixture of a cap all purpose bleach and a little vinegar and 5 gallons water(depending on the container I fit in a case worth). Then I used this amazing tool you can buy for like 2 bucks at Bed Bath and Beyond that is a plastic little scraper intended for non stick pans(they have them in that little section of crap no one ever intends to buy but ends up with 5, of right by the cash register)I scraped off the labels with ease and then scrubbed off any remaining glue residue with a scotch brite pad. Easiest way I've found so far and that little scraper turns out to be the best 2 bucks I've spent on beer supplies

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Old 07-07-2008, 01:12 PM   #17
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Hey Stout, do you have a pic of this two-headed scraping beast? It sounds useful.

 
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Old 07-07-2008, 01:23 PM   #18
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I tried the oxy-clean and it worked no better than soap and water. Some labels come off easily, some do not. I did find that scraping the labels with a wooden spoon helps.

I've decided that it is not worth my time to scrape labels anymore. I buy new bottles everytime now.

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Old 07-10-2008, 03:27 AM   #19
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I can get a shot of it at some point. I'm not very tech savvy when it comes to posting photos, Really anything with a flat edge like that will work. I've just found that thing works better than ruining my wifes cooking tools and I wont break my Credit card in half.

 
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:30 PM   #20
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After you soak and the paper comes off and there's still adhesive, use GooGone. You can pick it up at Home Depot, Walgrens, CVS, etc. With a hurricane bearing down on us here in Florida, I once mistakenly thought that putting duct tape on the windows was a good thing to do. I forgot to remove it from a couple of upstairs windows and they baked in the Fla. heat all summer. No way I could get the adhesive off no matter what I used. GooGone took it right off with a minimum of elbow grease. Works good for bug residue on the family chariot too.
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