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    I know this kinda sounds a bit ridiculous, but I really like my water bottles free of those ugly graphics. Anyone knows a safe and easy way to remove the silk screen graphics on those plastic water bottles(made by Specialized)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aero-X
    I know this kinda sounds a bit ridiculous, but I really like my water bottles free of those ugly graphics. Anyone knows a safe and easy way to remove the silk screen graphics on those plastic water bottles(made by Specialized)?
    Try WD-40. I just took a blender to service and it was returned with half the printed graphics removed due to the service guy spraying oil on them. I cleaned the rest off with WD-40 very quickly.

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    If WD40 doesn't work for you, try Goof-Off. It's available at paint stores. Be careful, it's generally safe but it can eat some plastics.

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    Laquer thinner.

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    Sort of related.............anyone know a source for plain water bottles. I would like to pick up a dozen of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Deltron
    Laquer thinner.
    The WD-40 didn't work. So the laquer thinner comes next.

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    Ugh, are you sure you want to drink from that bottle after you're done putting WD-40, lacquer thinner, and everything else on them?

    "I had coat my bottles in urine and dog crap to get those ugly logos off, but by golly they're off now!"

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    Turn them inside out.
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    i just buy duct tape with a corrseponding color ,then just tape over the unsightly lettering

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    Use a Camelbak.

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    Laquer thinner & a Scotchbrite does it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aero-X
    Anyone knows a safe and easy way to remove the silk screen graphics on those plastic water bottles
    ---ACETONE---
    It is the easiest. Wear latex gloves to make it safe.
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    How about just buy one without the logo. It's like $2 and you don't have to mess with all this garbage. None of the above chemicals or chemical solutions above you want anywhere near something you drink.

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    mountain equipment co-op has plain bottles for $2.75 I believe.
    www.mec.ca

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregCVA
    Sort of related.............anyone know a source for plain water bottles. I would like to pick up a dozen of them.
    $1.50 ea at JensonUSA

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    Quote Originally Posted by 77Univega
    ---ACETONE---
    It is the easiest. Wear latex gloves to make it safe.
    Acetone is generally not good for plastics, so using it may destroy the water bottle. If you really want to use acetone, try some acetone-based fingernail polish remover first since the acetone is not as concentrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by la_raza
    Ugh, are you sure you want to drink from that bottle after you're done putting WD-40, lacquer thinner, and everything else on them?

    "I had to coat my bottles in urine and dog crap to get those ugly logos off, but by golly they're off now!"
    The logos I'm familiar with are generally on the OUTSIDE of the bottle. (and nowhere NEAR the cap) So whether you use urine & dog crap, WD-40, acetone or laquer thinner, keep it away from the INSIDE of the bottle. After removing the logos, wash the exterior with soap & water and you're good to go.

    Unless, of course, you suffer from OCD like me. I use a brand new, thoroughly washed bottle every time I ride!

    Sorry, I just HAD to add my 2 cents on THIS topic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by la_raza
    Use a Camelbak.
    I use urine and dog crap to clean out my Camelbak.
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