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New Method for Removing Lables from Bottles Tutorial

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New Method for Removing Lables from Bottles Tutorial

Post by U.S. Water Rockets1 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:37 am

We have put together a new tutorial for our website discussing an alternative method for removing labels from bottles. We want to give a shout out to Tony for mentioning this method to us on our Facebook page. If you want to see the new tutorial, check out this link: http://www.uswaterrockets.com/construct ... torial.htm


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Re: New Method for Removing Lables from Bottles Tutorial

Post by Asupremeflight » Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:20 am

Saw it. Good info there I see the benefits of both methods. Better than peel, scrape with finger nail, wipe with citrus product, and wash.



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Re: New Method for Removing Lables from Bottles Tutorial

Post by SaskAlex » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:59 am

Another tip that I find useful- when it comes to scraping and wiping with solvent, put a cap with a valve stem on the bottle and pump about 20 psi into the bottle. It allows you to use a lot more elbow grease. Could use it with either of USWR's techniques, though it might not be worth the effort if you've already softened the glue significantly.



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Re: New Method for Removing Lables from Bottles Tutorial

Post by Asupremeflight » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:12 pm

SaskAlex wrote:Another tip that I find useful- when it comes to scraping and wiping with solvent, put a cap with a valve stem on the bottle and pump about 20 psi into the bottle. It allows you to use a lot more elbow grease.
That is exactly how I do it.



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Re: New Method for Removing Lables from Bottles Tutorial

Post by bugwubber » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:10 pm

I just want to say, of all the ideas I've seen on this board so far, this has been the easiest to implement AND the most successful for me.

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Re: New Method for Removing Lables from Bottles Tutorial

Post by arjan » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:20 pm

Fortunately we don't have that problem here in the Netherlands (yet), I can just pull the labels of and all there's left is a small strip of glue which is easily removed with a cloth and a little white spirit. The label material looks the same to me but I think they use a different kind of glue here. But I'll remember this tutorial when they decide to change it!


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Re: New Method for Removing Lables from Bottles Tutorial

Post by U.S. Water Rockets1 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:15 am

bugwubber wrote:I just want to say, of all the ideas I've seen on this board so far, this has been the easiest to implement AND the most successful for me.

Thanks!

The funny thing is that we stumbled into it by accident while making another tutorial... we were washing out sticky bottles and noticed that some of the labels were able to peel off in the water. It didn't take long to figure out which ones were affected and why.

We're pleased you like the tutorial idea.


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