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. mcrousse

    mcrousse Valued Member Member

    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 B

    Matt B Well Known Member Member

    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. d

    donny New Member Member

    I would avoid any chemicals . Just try hot water and a clean scrubbing brush.
     
  4. josh40996

    josh40996 Valued Member Member

    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. limpet102511

    limpet102511 Valued Member Member

    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 b

    scotty b Well Known Member Member

  7. oysterstu

    oysterstu New Member Member

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




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