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Removing imagery from a water bottle

Old 10-08-09, 01:41 PM
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Removing imagery from a water bottle

I've got this water bottle that's about 6 years old, with imagery all over it that I don't like anymore. Anyone got an idea on how to remove the imagery without damaging the bottle itself too much?
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Old 10-08-09, 01:42 PM
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I would wager to guess that Rubbing Alcohol would take it off, the higher % the better.

If its a color water-bottle and you only want to remove the graphics, this might not be a great method because you'll definitely lose some of the surrounding color.
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Old 10-08-09, 01:42 PM
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Buy a new one for $4?

But rubbing alcohol or maybe Goof Off remover would both probably work.
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Old 10-08-09, 01:48 PM
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Old 10-08-09, 01:57 PM
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Acetone should do the trick too. But careful to make it light, or else you'll really damage the plastic.
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Old 10-08-09, 02:00 PM
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Failing that, paint thinner or WD-40 should do the trick. But I don't think you'd want to drink out of it afterwards.
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Just tried the following on an old bottle with some bogus graphics;

Acetone - not bad, removed some paint colors (green and black) and didn't work on blue.
M.E.K - Some affect on all paint colors, but less effective than acetone
Isopropyl alcohol - no affect
Ethyl alcohol - no affect
Paint thinner - no affect

Nothing affected the LDPE bottle itself, they're pretty tough to damage.
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Old 10-08-09, 02:28 PM
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The all-purpose solution to anything in life:
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Old 10-08-09, 02:37 PM
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Wait - are these stick-on decals or something that's been printed directly on the bottle?
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what's stopping you from buying a new bottle? Seems like a lot of trouble just to remove graphics.
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Old 10-08-09, 03:02 PM
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I bet you could sand blast it off
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Funny, I bought some of the blue bottles from Hammer Nutrition not realizing they had girly butterflies on them, a little scratching with the side of a box cutter blade lifted them right off. You Don't notice the marks it left, even on a clear bottle, once its in the cage and getting scuffed up.
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Originally Posted by FreddyV View Post
I've got this water bottle that's about 6 years old, with imagery all over it that I don't like anymore. Anyone got an idea on how to remove the imagery without damaging the bottle itself too much?
don't be so dutch. buy some new bottles.
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Old 10-08-09, 03:31 PM
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https://hannahmontana.awestores.com/t...id/114540.html

Is this the bottle in question?
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Old 10-08-09, 04:02 PM
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Prolly this:
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jjust found my new bottles for next year... thanks
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My graphics are coming off with just water and rubbing.
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Cover it with a sock.
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^^ this applies to most situations in life.
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Old 10-08-09, 07:21 PM
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University studies have shown that a blowtorch is best for this job. Soaking the bottle for 3 days in arsenic is also effective.
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Try painting it with your desired color or even make some funky looking graphics.
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Originally Posted by FreddyV View Post
I've got this water bottle that's about 6 years old, with imagery all over it that I don't like anymore. Anyone got an idea on how to remove the imagery without damaging the bottle itself too much?
You must have a ton of time on your hands if this is the next big project you're planning.
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Old 10-08-09, 09:33 PM
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There sure are some stupid threads on this forum. I find myself getting hooked and then I go, WTF am I doing?
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Originally Posted by joe_5700 View Post
No, but I'm following Botto's advice and am buying this one.
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