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Removing decal from Riedel stemware

post #1 of 9
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Just got some new champagne flutes. How can I get the decal off the underside of the base? It seems sandblasted off. The little Riedel logo is so tacky and uneccessary. Thanks for any help.
post #2 of 9
Is it a decal? Have you tried soaking them in hot soapy water? Really really hot tap water usually does the job for most adhesives.
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Is it a decal?  Have you tried soaking them in hot soapy water?  Really really hot tap water usually does the job for most adhesives.
I'm pretty sure it's a sandblasted type thing. I tried scratching it... I can't understand why Riedel would do this. Who wants logos on their stemware, even if it's small?
post #4 of 9
acetone?
post #5 of 9
I think it's etched in acid. No way around the problem-- except to buy another brand.
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I think it's etched in acid.  No way around the problem-- except to buy another brand.
Riedel is premium stemware, I don't understand why they would etch a logo into it. The Sommeliers doesn't have it I believe, as none of my parent's stemware has it. Rosenthal doesn't have any logo, just in glass on the base which you cannot see unless you look at it directly.
post #7 of 9
Do you mean the black and red diamond decals? Or the maker's mark on the bases, like this? The leftmost is a Sommeliers from about 8 years ago, the center is a Vinum Extreme, and the end is a rather older Sommeliers (the same as the older Vinums, except the location of the gaps in the box around the JR). The decals come off with a fingernail, and residual glue with warm water, goo-gone, or pretty much any solvent. Of course the etched marks don't come off, but why should they? I rather like the script verison on the Sommeliers... Regards, Huntsman
post #8 of 9
If it's etched....you're screwed.
post #9 of 9
It's their mark. It's on my sommelier series as well. I'm quite sure it's gotten me laid a few times with really label conscious ghirls who've come back to my apt. Then again, maybe it was the champagne that did the trick.
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