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Old 10-26-2008, 04:16 AM   #11
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The plasticy labels are harder than the paper ones, even with oxyclean. I usually have to soak those for a couple hours, peel the plastic layer of the label off and then soak some more to get the paper and glue backing off.
Same here. I like to use clear bottles for my apfelwein and some lighter low IBU styles, and for that I have bottles from "cerveza del mar". It must be because the labels are clear plastic and they need an adhesive that is clear, but that stuff is gummy and a PITA.
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Old 10-26-2008, 04:21 AM   #12

I did a side by side soaking, ammonia & water vs Oxy-clean & water.

I cleaned 5 cases....

I used the following;

- 2 cups ammonia : 10 gal water
- 2 cups oxyclean : 10 gal water

Without a doubt the oxyclean was better.

I was soaking New Belgium Bombers. Every bottle from the oxyclean was w/o a label. 50% of the bottles from the ammonia came out w/o labels but they required only light scrubbing.

The soak was pretty long, about 3-4 weeks outside under the deck!!!
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Old 10-26-2008, 04:44 AM   #13
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Also, you can use Star San or Muriatic Acid to remove the painted on labels : Corona, Stone, Sol, Rogue, Etc.
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Old 10-26-2008, 02:44 PM   #14
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Also, you can use Star San or Muriatic Acid to remove the painted on labels : Corona, Stone, Sol, Rogue, Etc.
You can remove the painted labels??????????

 
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Old 10-26-2008, 05:51 PM   #15
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yessir, you can.
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:00 PM   #16
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thanks for the input everyone! I will put it to good use. Anyone know if the LD carlson Easyclean is the same as Oxyclean?

 
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:06 PM   #17
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Can we sticky one of these label removal threads? I swear there are 2 a day

 
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:28 PM   #18
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It figured it would be stickied. I didn't see any one the list. yeah, this should be a sticky thread.

 
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:51 PM   #19
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I feel that oxyclean does a perfect job for getting labels off. Just make sure you get the un-scented kind.
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:53 PM   #20
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thanks for the input everyone! I will put it to good use. Anyone know if the LD carlson Easyclean is the same as Oxyclean?
No it isn't. EZclean is a no rinse basic solution.
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