Thursday, February 28, 2013

Easy Methods for Removing Bottle Labels Tutorial Video

Anyone who has built a water rocket can explain to you how tedious it is trying to get the labels off of soft drink bottles so that they can be reused for this purpose. The labels themselves and the adhesives used to adhere them to the bottles have changed over the years, and the traditional method of simply ripping the label off and stripping the glue residue away with a solvent no longer works very well. In the process of building many large volume rockets over the years, we devised a very easy way to remove the labels from most types of bottles. It was the first tutorial we made for the tutorials section of our website.

In addition to our website, we have also begun creating and uploading video versions of our tutorials to our YouTube Channel. While recording the procedure for the video version of our bottle preparation tutorial, we stumbled upon a second easy technique for removing the labels by melting the glue with heat, and we decided to document both methods and let everyone decide which way was best for their bottles.

In an odd coincidence, just days after wrapping up filming for the new video tutorial, while we were putting the finishing touches on the new video, we received a suggestion from Tony Proano via our Facebook Page explaining the very same heat melting technique we had just discovered. Tony had figured this out long ago, so we would like to give a tip of the hat to Tony for developing this method first. Nice work!

The following video tutorial presents both techniques for removing the labels:

Along with this video tutorial, we have the very detailed step-by-step illustrated web based tutorial as well. We will be updating that tutorial with the second method as suggested by Tony in the coming days. Click here to see a complete list of all of our online tutorials.

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