Removing glue from bottles

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Anyone have any suggestion for removing the film of glue that some
labels leave behind?  Soaking the bottle in ammonia and water isn't
getting the job done.


Phil

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use Oxi clean or the generic oxygen wash avial at wally world soak for 1
hr in hot solution and then rub off with a paper towel, scrubbie, etc.

HTH
Greg

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ditto, works like a charm

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If the labels are already off and there is just the sticky glue left, you
can apply some olive oil on it and let it rest for a few minutes. Also
another trick i heard but never tried is to put bottles in water where you
have dissolved a bit of sodium bicarbonate (cow brand) and let them soak a
while.
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Re: Removing glue from bottles
I soak my bottles for about a half hour in bleach water, then peel the
labels off.  Then I use a green plastic scratch pad to get the glue and
remaining label off.  But I only do 50 to 60 bottles at a time.

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Roger and Lynda
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Phil wrote:
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I use automotive "wax and grease remover".  If you are worried that the
cure is worse than the problem then try iso-alcohol.  There are also
some citrus based cleaners that claim to be effective, I can't vouch for
them personally.

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Phil wrote:

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dishwasher


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Naw she won't do it.

D. Mo
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Go to you dollar store and get a product called "Awesome" - it really
lives up to it's name...:) Best darn stuff I've ever used.

Just soak the label off and give the residue a couple of squirts of the
stuff...Some rubbing with a plastic scrubbie and it come right off.

SD

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As one phil to another, a heavy solution of automatic dishwashing detergent
in preferably hot water.  Auto dishwashing detergent will do anything that
Starsan PBW will do, but it can leave the sheeting agents, so I dont use it
in my brewery, but its great and cheap for stripping labels.


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pkitkowski@spammersbite.hotmail.com says...
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That's what I use to get labels off. A little bit of scrubbing and the
glue comes off, too.

Not that I normally bother taking labels off, except for comps and
gifts....

Bill

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That's because you should soak the bottles in Oxyclean and water.  :-)
Hope this helps,
Brad




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I always soak bottles (labels and all) in a solution of oxyclean and
hot water.  The labels float off within an hour and the glue usually
dissolves with no scrubbing needed (a few tough bottle require a once
over with a scrubbie).  You might try One-Step, B-Brite, PBW or
similar if you don't have Oxyclean.


Tom Veldhouse

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i just soak in hot water, peel off the label, and then use a metal brilo pad
to run over the remaining glue.  takes a minute or so total.

kev



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With oxyclean and hot water, after the soak, most often all I have to
do is take the bottle from the sink and rinse it.  Very few bottle
require even a single scrub ... the glue usually is removed by the
oxyclean.  As a matter of fact, the only bottle I needed the scrubbie
for were wine bottles and a Chimay bottle.

Tom Veldhouse

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I use TSP (tri-sodium phosphate) that you can get at the hardware store.
Soak in the hottest water with a mixture of that stuff just enough to make
the water a little slimy to the feel and after awhile the labels just lift
off.  Then I use a towel to rub the residue off and rinse with regular tap
water in and out.  Works great.

Bill



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On Wed, 7 Jan 2004, Phil wrote:

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I use washing soda (sodium carbonate) and water.

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try a product called "GOO GONE" avail at most hardware stores, WalMart ect
ect....works great!



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Good choice!  I use "Oops" (Latex paint remover) same narley thing I bet.
Smells like mothballs but it takes off those clear plastic like sticky
labels that nothing else will.  Then you have to use some fantastic to the
residue off and the smell.

-David


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David
Yep, hear of Opps before also......the smell of GOO Gone is a lemons scent,
nice not harsh/toxic.
No need fer a 2nd cleaner with GOO GONE.  Just water to rinse.  Phil another
nice tip....dave #2  (hee)




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