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Posted: 8/26/2004 4:52:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 4:53:32 PM EDT
Soapy water used to work. Haven't tried it lately.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 4:54:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 4:55:09 PM EDT
Steam works, but you have to be patient and gentle.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 4:58:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:00:32 PM EDT
Just leave it water. Didnt you ever drink beer from a cooler?
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:00:34 PM EDT
I knew a guy in college who coverd the entire ceiling and half of a wall in his dorm room with beer bottle labels.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:01:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:

Originally Posted By arowneragain:
Soapy water used to work. Haven't tried it lately.

It won't destroy the label?



Here's a neat trick:

Best I remember, beer is cheap. Drink two. Experiment with the first one's label. If it doesn't work, try something else on the second bottle.

But, no, it should come off ok, seriously.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:01:54 PM EDT
Water soak with some household ammonia takes labels off. Depending on the label, it usually doesn't damage them, you just have to lay it flat and let it dry.

Try one first , if you don't want to risk one of your collectables, make a BEER RUN for some sacrifical labels.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:02:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:03:26 PM EDT
I just drink it on a warm day, water will condense on the bottle and the label usually slips off accidently
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:03:34 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:04:46 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:06:42 PM EDT
Does the adhesive soften if you fill the bottle with very warm water?
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:10:40 PM EDT
Get a cooler, fill with ice, put beers into ice, ice melts and beer gets cold, take beer from bottom of cooler(the coldest, wettest one) and sit at the bar and drink it...label will come off. It does for me every time.


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:15:06 PM EDT
Call the company and ask for one.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:15:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:20:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:

Originally Posted By arowneragain:
Soapy water used to work. Haven't tried it lately.

It won't destroy the label?



Back when I was younger, for some strange reason I used to save Bud bottle beercaps and labels.
Did a shit load of imports also.

Soak the bottles in warm soapy water as suggested. Check them every so often and carefully tug at the corners/edges (that's where the glue is. To my hazy recollection I've never enountered a lable that had been completly glued).

Carefully peel at the corners and work around the edges. There might be a little resistance and/or tearing.

Back-off and let it sit a little more. Note: don't let it sit too long or the labels will become the consistancy of wet toilet paper.

Once you have your labels, blot them between a few paper towels. If they're really saturated, they might wrinkle a bit as they dry. To prevent that, I used to iron them on low heat until they were as crisp as new dollar bill.

Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:29:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:

Originally Posted By DAVID4943:
Call the company and ask for one.

Maybe I can get a mirror and a neon sign while I'm at it?



What brand you like?

My ex-stepfather works for a Miller distributor. I've got a few mirrors, signs, etc.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:32:05 PM EDT
Try heating up the glue with a hair dryer or heat gun.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:34:41 PM EDT
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