Any thoughts on removing a baked on ceramic label from glass? This is not screenprinting, I have tried vinegar soaking and methylene chloride based paint stripper to no success, and they've worked on everything else glass I've reclaimed so far. My intention is to re-use in home brewing.
Home brewer here. Why not just apply your own custom label over top of the baked on branding? I typically print on Avery 3.33"x4" labels and they work great. You may need a slightly bigger size depending on the size of the Corona branding on the bottle.
Also, I was worried when I saw the Corona bottle, but +1 to you for finding brown Corona bottles (which I didn't even know existed)
The brown bottles are Familiar which is their non export premium variety, it's hoppier and heavier. I've already used paint stripper to zero effect, my next try is CLR. I could whizz wheel it off but taking it to a sandblasting facility that would cost me money kind of blows this out of proportion.
My biggest motivation here is the size, I can bottle two pints at a time, or even better I can use it as a half growler to get filled somewhere and bring my hand capper with me and be able to save it for longer than a few days if necessary.
Ah, so not really interested in adding new labels.
I've heard that soaking Corona bottles in starsan for 48 hours then letting them dry makes the paint come right off. If your a homebrewer already, you may even have some starsan siting around. If not, you should get some to sanatize the bottles before using them.
Apparently, just mix up a regular batch of starsan and soak the bottles for 2 days. Remove the bottles and let them dry. Then scrub them lightly with an abrasive sponge and the paint should practically fall right off.
If you try it, let us know how it goes.
I'll look into that. I have four and thought the beer was interestingly different than normal corona. I'll probably mask and use engine paint to make a white rectangular label front and back if nothing else, just use them at home and stick to bombers for trade and gift purposes.
Two bottles of CLR, boiling water, and a scraper is yielding results.
$8 of CLR, plus the cost of boiling water and the learning experience, I enjoy reusing and repurposing. Drinking the beer was a bonus.