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foss2k
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bottle label removal

Postby foss2k » Tue Apr 06, 2004 5:42 pm

Hi gang-
Hope someone knows. What's the best way to remove a label from a wine bottle? I want to preserve it and glue is back on after a fuse the bottle flat.
Thanks in advance.
Judy Foss
Fossfire Studios
Tucson, AZ

charlie
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Postby charlie » Tue Apr 06, 2004 5:52 pm

it depends upon what it's stuck on with.

i used a hair dryer to soften ones put on with a rubbery glue with moderate success. sometimes soaking them will float them off.

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bottle labels

Postby foss2k » Tue Apr 06, 2004 6:23 pm

Thanks Charlie-You seem to always have to answers! I'll try the hair dryer-if not-I'll try soaking. This is a $300 bottle of wine for a customer that wants a spoon rest made! :roll:
Judy Foss

Fossfire Studios

Tucson, AZ

Jack Bowman
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Postby Jack Bowman » Tue Apr 06, 2004 6:44 pm

I probably have a few hundred wine labels that I've collected over the years. I soak in hot water with dish soap and most lables just float right off. Certain labels just won't come off in one piece. If a price tag was placed over the label you should remove that first before soaking. Good luck.

Jack

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Postby bkrgrl@aol.com » Tue Apr 06, 2004 6:53 pm

Hi, I have removed a lot of labels lately and hope this will help-if it is a European wine-fill a tall container with very hot water ,then fill the bottle with hot water, and lower the bottle into the container and soak a few minutes, should slide right off, pat dry the label with a towel, flatten and weight it down until dry. If it is an american or aussie wine, place in a warm oven about 200 degrees, this will melt the adhesive and you can carefully peel off, again flatten until ready to apply back to bottle, I assume you are going to decoupage it back on to the bottle-looks really good if you do it from the back, if the bottle is clear-if not , you will have to do it from the front. Hope this helps, Gayle

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Postby barbarak » Wed Apr 07, 2004 11:28 am

Many wine magazines have a product that you stick over the top of the wine label and then peel and (theoretically) the label comes off in one piece.
For that fine Opus 1 label :D - I might try the hair dryer before the water or sticky paper.
Barbara


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