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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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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 (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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