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I've just spent days in cleaning rerturned honey jars,cleaning is not the problem,its them bloody labels.As anyone got any ideas on how to remove the glue.I even took them to work to leave them steaming in the school dishwasher.
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Hi

Not going to help you with this lot, but there is a company that sell clean peal lables for honey jars. I will find there details and post, it may help in the future if you get a lot of jars back on a regular basis.


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sorry forgot it doen't like this link.

Anyway, go bbka forum then beginners questions then thread ref. sticky label help
 

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I've just spent days in cleaning rerturned honey jars,cleaning is not the problem,its them bloody labels.As anyone got any ideas on how to remove the glue.I even took them to work to leave them steaming in the school dishwasher.
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i use 3Ms Art Cleaning Fluid, if its that rubbery almost clear deposit that does not rub off...sort of smudges...3M Art cleanig fluid is a very thin petrol type solvent so i then use the diswasher
 
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A bottle of acetone from the chemist (around a pound) or steal some nailpolish remover from the cupboard,its the same as the spray from Maplin.
 

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I use petrol if necessary............:blush5: I do recommend that thread in the other place though......very informative. It does seem that honey jars in particular are blighted with the hard to remove label as I get a lot of jars donated for my general jam/chuntey making.

So far I've ordered my own honey labels from Thorne's and these peel.

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I remove the label when it is dry.
Almost all the glue stays on the label.

When wet the glue stays on the Jar.

Have you tryed putting the jars in the fridge.
You could then scrap the glue it off.
 

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Oven cleaner the trigger type is easier to use. Spray on leave for a bit then wipe off.:cheers2:
 

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A bottle of acetone from the chemist (around a pound) or steal some nailpolish remover from the cupboard,its the same as the spray from Maplin.
Unless Maplins have totally changed their formulation recently then their label remover, nor anyone else's commonly available in the UK such as that from Lakeland, Electrolube, Servisol, RS, Farnell, CPC etc has any Acetone component, nor do they contain Ethyl acetate which is now more commonly used as nail varnish remover.

Terpenes, (commonly Limonene) and petroleum distillates are the major active components of 'label removers'
 

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Thanks for all your suggestions.
in the end I tried white vinegar,boiling hot and a green scruber pad,worked great on 90%.
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