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Old 04-25-2008, 02:43 AM   #31
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Any of those cut vinyl stickers would work. Expensive though.

 
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Old 04-25-2008, 03:12 AM   #32
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scrapbook stickers are nice because they are only around $1.50 a set.
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:14 PM   #33
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That's brilliant! I'll have to try this next time I've got empty carboys.

 
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:16 PM   #34
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Just emptied both my carboys last night. Now where's that glass etching solution...
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:26 PM   #35
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Sweet! I've got a bunch of one gallon jugs that I'd love to do this to, so it would just be a matter of coming up with a decent stencil. Hmmmmmm, anybody have success with that, or is masking tape really the way to go?
Would wax work for this stuff? Cover the surface with wax, then scrape away the wax where you want the etching. Works for metal etching, but I have never used this stuff.

 
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:28 PM   #36
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I'd say give it a whack on a 12oz bottle as a test. If it works without issue, go big with the carboy.
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:33 PM   #37
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wow, fantastic work. Well, looks like I'll be making a trip to the local craft supply store in the near future. That looks like a fun project!
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:47 PM   #38
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i use clear contact paper or packing tape for smaller items.
just cut out what you want etched.
the beer bottle i did i just printed of some black and white shipping lables.
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Old 04-25-2008, 03:23 PM   #39
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I'm thinking of trying to design a brewery logo. Do you guys think that those window cling static decals would seal well enough against a carboy to use as a stencil for a design? (to then etch with the method described here)

Check out this site for what I mean:
http://www.papilio.com/hps/home.php?cat=253

You could print out your design, cut it out with an exacto knife (I'm not artistic, but I can probably trace...) and use it several times over on each item you want your logo on.

EDIT:
Oh and if you have carboys that are the same diameter you could make one big (or two because of 8.5 X 11 restraint) cling-ons to make the measurement marker as shown in the original post


 
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:02 PM   #40
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to the OP, How much of the original bottle did you use for the 2 carboys? How much left over? Oh and what size bottle did you buy. Don't wanna buy the 18 dollar one if the small size was plenty!
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