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Thread: help removing ink plastic/glue ?

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    Hi ladies,

    Ok I know this is may be a stretch, but since we are all so creative I thought I'd try. I have a plastic bottle (POM juice) and I want to remove the print on it. You know the name, the upc etc. Any ideas? I was thinking nail polish remover? Don't have any right now (actually have to find any my daughters may have left behind when they went back to school) or I would've tried it by now. Also any ideas on glue? I was just going to use tacky or fabric glue. I'm doing decoupage on it. I just remember that (The absolute worst day as a Girl scout leader) doing a bird feeder in my daughter's Brownie troop, the co-leader had left supplies and instructions. This was to be made from empty plastic milk gallons. We were to glue spanish moss to the jugs, (jars, bottles?) (why do I love Parenthesies so much? LOL) and some drawing also. Well the glue would not hold and the markers were no use. It was the biggest most awful mess I have ever seen, clean-up was impossible. This was worse than glitter!!
    Anyways any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks.

    Feel free to PM me or e-mail in case I don't get back here soon.
    (Maybe I should try an artist board? there I go again)

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    Power Poster Ninnie's Avatar
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    Have you tried running it through the dish washer?


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    I would but he's not home right now, LOL! I don't have a dishwasher:( I used to have one, 5'11, black hair, brown eyes, 175, *Hee Hee*. Unfortunately he works too many hours now so I have to do them.

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    Super Member Tink's Mom's Avatar
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    Try Goo Gone...You can pick it up at Joann's, hardware store, etc.

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    I will see if I can get some, any tips for the glue?

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    De-solves- it works great too.

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    Thanks, I'll see if I can find some:)

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    if it is the print on the bottle you are trying to remove, I did it with steel wool. I like reusing bottles and bowls for crafts, but don't like reading the original print. So most come off with steel wool. good luck. if it is a glued on label, i have used hand sanitizer with some success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yomousey
    I would but he's not home right now, LOL! I don't have a dishwasher:( I used to have one, 5'11, black hair, brown eyes, 175, *Hee Hee*. Unfortunately he works too many hours now so I have to do them.

    ROFL!! Too funny!!

    I am the luckiest duck there is, my boyfriend of 6 years is the house cleaner. He does just about everything!! I don't even get the chance to try and help, he always has it done before I get home at night. However, he doesn't clean the bathtub/shower. I do that and happy to do it!! I also do most of the washing of the dishes. For some reason I think guys have a certain gene that makes them unable to load a dishwasher properly, and put the dishes away in the right spots. We've lived in our home for 4 years and he still asks where stuff goes :roll: But, I am very thankful that he helps so much around the house!!

    Anyway, I would try goo-gone for anything with stickers. For stuff printed on the glass, if the goo-gone doesn't work, I would try the steel wool idea. Be sure to use the 0000 steel wool. Any other steel wool would scratch it. The only reason I know this is that I was an office manager of a window cleaning company for four years, and they use the 0000 steel wool to get stuff off windows (dried bugs, tree sap) that won't come off with regular scrubbing.


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    For some reason I think guys have a certain gene that makes them unable to load a dishwasher properly, and put the dishes away in the right spots. We've lived in our home for 4 years and he still asks where stuff goes :roll:

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    My husband is guilty too... can't load properly and says the same thing about not knowing where things go and we have lived in our house for 7 years! I always find things in places that I don't put them usually

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