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Removing Glassware Logo?

Discussion in 'Breweriana' started by jbakajust1, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Moderator (685) Oregon Aug 25, 2009 Staff Member Verified

    Anyone have a good way to remove the logo from glassware otherthsn washing it in the dishwasher forthe next three years? I got an old Red Lobster glass that is almost identical in shape and attributes as the new DFH/SN IPA glass, but I'd like to remove the lobster. Thanks for the help.

    Also, if I wanted to etch the bottom, how would I do that?
  2. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Savant (400) New York Aug 1, 2012 Verified

    Razor blade
  3. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (415) New York Jul 16, 2011 Verified

    etching requires a diamond tipped point, I believe. I bet it's a home depot item.
  4. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Moderator (685) Oregon Aug 25, 2009 Staff Member Verified

    And Windex, correct?
  5. Try slamming it with a huge heavy rock.
    DaveHack, awdturboiv, ant880 and 7 others like this.
  6. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Savant (400) New York Aug 1, 2012 Verified

    Maybe some paint thinner
  7. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Savant (400) New York Aug 1, 2012 Verified

    Don't see why not
  8. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Advocate (745) Oklahoma Oct 22, 2010

    Dude, don't hurt the lobster. He's cool.
    nsheehan, RobertColianni and ufmj like this.
  9. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,120) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012 Verified

    Is it a screen print logo? If so, soaking in laquor thinner should work.
  10. BeastLU

    BeastLU Advocate (550) Virginia Dec 20, 2012

    By the time you get it off and etch it you might as well just buy the real thing.
  11. dap325

    dap325 Aficionado (200) New York Apr 2, 2009

    You can try acetone, but most screen printed logos on glasses use heat activated ink designed to not budge once heated and set. Sanding/sandblasting would do it, but would definitely cloud the glass. As far has etching, I'm pretty sure they use a laser, so DIY at home wouldn't be an option.
    nsheehan likes this.
  12. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    You can acid etch. Just google "how to acid etch glass". Wear googles and protection, it burns like a SOAB.
    OtisCampbell likes this.
  13. quirkzoo

    quirkzoo Initiate (0) Colorado Jul 7, 2011

    It depends on how the logo is on the glass. If it is printed on then yes a razor blade should theoretically be able to get it off, your main challenge is going to be not to leave a huge scar. It is also possible that the design is etched into the glass (via chemicals or sandblasting) so you probably want to make sure that is not the case before you start trying to remove the logo.
  14. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Chad Jan 8, 2012

    If the logo seems to be similar material as Stone Brewing bottles, find a buddy that homebrews and ask him/her for a half gallon of Star-San sanitizer. An overnight soak in that removes the paint from Stone bottles (I've seen some other brands where the painted/silkscreened, stuff is impervious to Star-San.

    For etching, you could go to a craft store - they make this paint on stuff called Armor Etch - you put some on and a few minutes later the glass is etched (you'll want to tape off the area you don't want etched) - I have no idea if it is food-safe (if all of the chemical is fully removed after wiping and washing.)
  15. Dtapeski

    Dtapeski Aficionado (205) Colorado Oct 26, 2012

    Sell it to a hipster, they love ironic shit. Seems to me an old Red Lobster glass that looks exactly like the new craft beer/pleasuring glass is pretty ironic.
    jgluck likes this.
  16. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Champion (920) New York Dec 13, 2009 Verified

    that was actually really funny.
  17. caskstrength

    caskstrength Savant (320) Minnesota Nov 26, 2008

    Search "remove logo glass" on google and see what links on homebrewtalk.com show up. Starsan might be what you want.
  18. Stinky-Dinkins

    Stinky-Dinkins Aficionado (235) New Hampshire Feb 5, 2013 Verified

    Why bother? If your aim is to get the glass without any logo whatsoever you can buy it directly from Spiegelau/Riedel (looks like it comes out a couple months from now). It just seems like way too much trouble than it's worth to work the logo off of that specific glass when the base model you're looking for can be had for about 12 bucks each...

    As to the "Nucleation" stuff at the bottom, they do that with by etching the bottom of the glass with a laser. Any business that laser engraves on glass should be able to handle whatever you're looking for.... a quick Google search netted me this (keep in mind I know nothing about this website and can't speak to their legitimacy, I've never done business with them).
  19. No1Smitty

    No1Smitty Savant (430) California Nov 7, 2011 Verified

    Pictures of said glass?