ladylotus(Z3/4 ND)October 24, 2008


I am a lucky recipient of approximately 60 bottles. Yesterday, I tried removing the labels, cleaning the bottles and then sterilizing them. However, I have about 25 of them that I could not get the glue off the bottle where the labels were. Does anyone have a sure fire way of easily removing the glue?

Thanks for any help you can provide.


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Paper towel, paint thinner & IF it's really stubborn a scraper blade..

Works for me every time!!

    Bookmark   October 26, 2008 at 8:06PM
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wild_rose_of_texas(z8b TX)

Acetone nail polish remover, buy the big, cheap bottles available at Walmart and drug stores. It should do the trick for you, too!


    Bookmark   October 26, 2008 at 10:27PM
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ladylotus(Z3/4 ND)

Thank you. I will give these techniques a try. I have to get all these bottles off of my counter soon. ha ha.


    Bookmark   October 27, 2008 at 11:05AM
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Make sure you buy 100 percent acetone and not just run of the mill nail polish remover. The nail polish remover is made to be gentle on nails and is not pure acetone usually. Read labels.

Also, heat can soften some types of glue and follow by scraping. You don't have to resort to chemicals. Fill bottle with hot water and let the heat do the work softening. This method will keep the glue warm and soft while working on it.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2008 at 8:04PM
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Soak and scrape. Keep the acetone off the bottles.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2008 at 11:01PM
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berk(6 MO)

I find that WD40 works very good, spray on the label and let it sit for a few minutes then scape off wiht a sharp knife and wash off in hot soapy water.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2008 at 2:44PM
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