With several of the bottles I have I sometimes find myself liking the bottle itself in addition to the spirit it contains. There are a few that I want to remove all labels, print, etc.. from so that I may one day re-use them. Most bottles are simple enough. Paper labels can be soaked off (and can be used as decals if done properly and you have something to stick it on right after you take it off).
I cannot remove all traces of the label when there is a plastic sticker, the sticker can be peeled off but the gum that is stuck to the bottle is hard to remove. I tried nail polish remover and after much scrubbing some of it came off. Fortunately most of the bottles I see and so far none of the ones I want to keep have this type of label.
What gives me the most trouble is removing the print from something like, case and point, a BTAC bottle. I tried nail polish remover on this and it did nothing, trying to scratch the print off with a knife didnít do anything either. Iím wondering if this print can be removed at all. Has anyone here had any experience with this? I did a search but the only information I could find was regarding paper labels. Input would be appreciated as I think a blank BTAC bottle would make a really nice decanter if paired with a good looking stopper! Even with the print and no paper labels the bottle would look cool but Iíd like to make one completely blank as well if possible.