Alder Burns wrote:I have rehabilitated hundreds of jars, many scrounged from dumpsters and recycling centers, which had not only labels but often foul and dried food residue inside. I put them into what I called the "long soak" by filling a tub or barrel with water and sinking them down in there till there were jars sunken every which way most of the way to the top. Then start an ecosystem in the water with water plants and add some mosquito fish. Frogs and toads and such will find their way in too. Have the thing in at least part sun so that algae will grow nicely. Leave them there for a year. All the microbes and so on in the water will treat the gunk and the glue as food. When I finally fish them all out, mostly they will wipe and rinse sparkly clean!
T Blankinship wrote:Get a labelnator! It is one of the tools I use to get labels off of bottles and it works. Here is a link: http://www.labelnator.com/