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Old 12-09-2006, 12:30 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have some lovely glass jars I would like to use for christmans presents. unfortunity they have labels printed directly onto the glass. anyone know how to remove them? I have tried nail polish remover.

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How about oil? Try rubbing a bit of olive oil (or even mayonaise) on the label. If that does't work, I've had great luck with Goo Gone or a similar product.
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I second the oil! Leave it on for a couple of hours, rinse it off with hot water and wash as usual.
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I use orange oil. Let soak for awhile
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ok. tried oil...didn't work. the label is like painted on.

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have you tried a razorblade? be careful!

the only other thing I can think is to burn it off, like bake the glass or throw it in a fire, be careful!

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Hate to think about it, but terpentine might work. Call a hardware store and see if they have suggestions. I can't imagine that if it is silkscreened on that it would be easy to get off. Great gift idea, and hope it works out!
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Denatured acohol or acetone finger nail polish remover are my guess. Also, maybe a razor, if the alcohol/acetone does not lift it. Gentlely scrape it off.
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