Label residue on water bottles - trying to make a filter flow diffuser

Discussion in 'DIY - Do It Yourself' started by mcrousse, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. mcrousseValued MemberMember

    Hi all,

    I have an Aquaclear 110 HOB filter and was trying to make a filter flow diffuser for the outflow. I have 2 water bottles I am working with, and I removed the labels to wash them out in preparation for cutting to fit the filter. How do I get this sticky label residue off the bottle, or do I not need to worry about it harming the water or fish? I have tried rubbing alcohol and fingernail polish remover so far with no luck.

    Thanks :)
  2. Matt BWell Known MemberMember

    I just use the portion that has the adhesive on it as the section that wraps over the tank rim so it doesn't contact the water.
  3. donnyNew MemberMember

    I would avoid any chemicals . Just try hot water and a clean scrubbing brush.
  4. josh40996Valued MemberMember

    As said I would leave the part with the glue on on the outside of the tank. I have been able to remove almost anything with a tiny bit of WD40 and rinsing with water but I have never actually used it on anything in contact with water only ever on stuff that way come into contact with evaporation with no ill effects but I wouldn't risk using it. Maybe try using a razor blade
  5. limpet102511Valued MemberMember

    I froze a class that had a candle in it befor to take out the wax and I was also able to take off the glue with hot water and rubbing it with my thumb may work with a bottle
  6. scotty bWell Known MemberMember

  7. oysterstuNew MemberMember

    peanut butter works on VHS boxes that had blockbuster stickers on them...not kidding.

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