What is the easiest and best way to get the entire lable and glue off of a plastic soda bottle?

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David976 years ago
Pell of all of the lable you can. if it is a paper lable rough the stuff you cant get off with sandpaper. soak it in boiling warter with loads of dish wash soap over night. then see how it comes off
craftyv6 years ago
Pour hot water onto the lable, leave for a few seconds and then peel off.
Remove the gum (sticky) with lighter fluid. Thats it. It works because I did all my IQ Lights (Milk Bottles) and Pop Bottles (floral shapes) this way.
terriradke (author)  craftyv6 years ago
I'm going to have to look you up :) Thanks

Please do.
terriradke (author)  craftyv6 years ago
And, lighter fluid doesn't leave a residue on the bottle?
None at all. Works very well I promise.
My concern too ??
iceng6 years ago
You mean other than a high speed grinder :-D

You already have the necessary tool !
Use a hair dryer to soften the glue and peel the label
Follow the peel line with the dryer.

terriradke (author)  iceng6 years ago
Funny!!!! I like to get things done quickly LOL!
seandogue6 years ago
It depends ion the adhesive used to secure the label. In some cases, I'd had to do little more than fill the bottle with hot water, then soak it in a deep pot of hot water for several hours. In some cases, adhesive is left in place and alcohol will remove the residue. In some cases, no matter what I try, the adhesive stays in place.
try wetting the bottle then freezing it, then let it sit around for a while, and let water condense on it. usually then the label will come off.
otherwise, wet and make really hot, and the label oughta liquify and come off.
heat by filling with boiling water.
aelias366 years ago
Rip it off, then use lighter fluid to get rid of the glue.
Burf6 years ago
Naphtha, plain old lighter fluid woks great.
iceng Burf6 years ago
See Im a non-smoker LoL