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Keeping bottles labels on the bottle?

boredominc May 22, 2012 08:46 AM

Is there any way to coat a bottle's label, so that the bottle can be reused without losing it label? and maybe dishwasher safe? and be safe for reuse?

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  1. Robin Joy RE: boredominc May 22, 2012 11:16 AM

    Well, maybe a lick of varnish or laquer will help a bit, but dishwasher proof? I doubt it.

    Are you talking wine bottles here? Your guests may notice that the "Latour '82" tastes a bit odd, and has a shiny label :)

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      boredominc RE: Robin Joy May 22, 2012 11:27 AM

      lol, that's not the intention at all. The goal is to make glasses from old bottles.

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        Robin Joy RE: boredominc May 22, 2012 11:36 AM

        Neat! Maybe you could post some pictures in due course?

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          njmarshall55 RE: boredominc May 23, 2012 02:15 PM

          Years ago, in my younger foolish days, I was stationed in the Navy overseas in the Phillippines. The local beer (not exported) had painted labels on the bottles and were often cut and turned into short-stemmed tumbler glasses. Paper label bottles never fared as well, even with sealing the labels. Although, I'd sure like to know the kind of glue they use to put them on with because when you WANT to remove them, it takes alot! Go figger!

      2. kaleokahu RE: boredominc May 22, 2012 01:18 PM

        Hi, boredominc:

        You're asking a lot in subjecting it to the DW. My guess is that a heavy clear vinyl overlay (extending beyond the label a ways) would do for a few DW cycles, perhaps many hand washes, depending on the adhesive. It works for bottles made into lamps.


        1. tcamp RE: boredominc May 23, 2012 12:24 PM

          I don't think it is feasible, especially if you want to use DW. What about removing the labels, then making them into coasters to use with the wine bottle glasses?

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