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Old 05-05-2015, 09:31 PM   #61
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I also have used a pressure washer to remove labels -
I used either 3/4'' or 5/8'' wooden doll rods pounded into the earth and the bottles went over them as I pressurized the labels off of them.

Yes some still needed a little assistance with acetone to remove the adhesive.

You might be able to use an old dishwasher rack ?

 
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Old 05-06-2015, 06:25 AM   #62
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In this thread, I describe my bottle cradle. I also include a drawing.

http://www.winemakingtalk.com/forum/...le+Wire&page=5
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Old 05-06-2015, 06:35 AM   #63
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As I mentioned before the labels from crush tag are great. They are intended to be moved so they peel off easily.

 
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:59 PM   #64
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Overnight+ soak in oxy. Most of the front labels come off easily, the back ones are more of a pain. I use a single edge razor to cut through the foil and use a single device Decora electrical plate http://www.homedepot.com/p/Leviton-D...-00T/100669048 (Just make sure you don't get the nylon plates. They're useless as scrapers.) to scrape off those labels. Goof off and an old dish towel for stubborn residoo-doo. Oh and a green scrubbie pad. I don't like using metal on the bottles.

 
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Old 12-28-2015, 01:44 PM   #65
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I was at my LHBS yesterday, picking up some supplies and a glass Carboy, when I stumbled across the Labelnator. Tried it out on some commercial bottles last night. A good soak and then scrape... Worked very well. Needed a little practice on proper use (and a few band aids for the places on my hand where I learned how NOT to hold it). But, if the blade holds up, I'd say get one.

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Old 01-13-2016, 09:52 AM   #66
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I used to do the oven thing...and it was not the best. Leave a little bit of water in the bottle, very little. Put in microwave for 2-3 mins and labels peel off easily. Use oven mitts as bottles will be hot. Also steams the water inside and sanitizes bottles.

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Old 11-17-2016, 07:00 PM   #67
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The way I remove labels, preheat over to 250 degrees, then put bottles in oven for 5 minutes.. labels usually come off very easy.

 
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Old 02-20-2017, 11:46 PM   #68
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Tried all of the above methods...... Found best way was to just put semi hot tap water in bottle, wait 2 minutes and carefully start peeling. Go slow and label and glue come off easy. Too hot and glue stays on bottle, just right and glue goes with lable. If label starts to tear go to different corner.
I remove label when I rinse bottle. Takes a few minutes is all. If any glue stays use good dish soap and green scrubber. No chem will touch my wine.

 
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Old 02-22-2017, 12:30 PM   #69
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My best results have come from a soak in water and then a power washer. I made a simple rack out of scrap trex material to hold the bottles. I can clean a couple cases of bottles in 30 or 40 minutes.

 
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My best results have come from a soak in water and then a power washer. I made a simple rack out of scrap trex material to hold the bottles. I can clean a couple cases of bottles in 30 or 40 minutes.
2 thumbs up-power washers are wery usesfull.Also use mine to clean carboys and poly drums that I use.Not to mention car washing.I also like unsented oxyclean and very hot water overnight.Some glue just doesn't give up-toss out and get more bottles or live with it.

 
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