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Old 09-03-2008, 03:19 PM   #1
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Default Best way to remove label glue?

One person told me to buy a product called Lift Off from Home Depot, another told me to use hot water and a razor blade...

How do you remove the toxic label gunk from your commercial bottles?

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Old 09-03-2008, 03:20 PM   #2
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Oxyclean and hot water...soaking a minimum of 24 hours. The lable and the glue slip off.


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Soak in hot water and Oxyclean overnight. The subborn glues will come off with a little scrubbing with a Scotch pad.
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Old 09-03-2008, 03:23 PM   #4
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Thank you - Billy Mays should yell about this in his next infomercial!
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Old 09-03-2008, 03:30 PM   #5
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PBW will do it in a 30 minute soak. Of course, it's 5x the price of Oxiclean.
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I just run mine under hot water for a bit and use a sponge. Lables come off pretty easy.
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And while 24 hours is probably a good amount of time to soak your bottles in Oxyclean (throw 'em in and forget it!), I have definitely soaked off labels in less time (an hour on bottling day). You may need to use that Scotch brite pad a little more, and WEAR GLOVES. Every time I use Oxyclean and get some on my hands, they are peeling skin for the next day or two (maybe I make mine too concentrated).
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Hot water oxyclean soak. Peel the labels off before the water gets cold. Then I just wipe any remaining glue with a dish cloth. I also don't even use the name brand oxyclean, I have "Sun Oxygen Action"
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I have been salvaging bottles at work (I work at a bar) and have just let them soak in Dawn and hot water for about 30min, then use a s/s scrubber. Couple of swipes and label and glue are removed.
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Old 09-03-2008, 06:52 PM   #10
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A Star-San soak will do it as well!


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