Do you know that bottle of soda you hid in your backpack for a week when you were about to leave for class? You knew it was there, but you forgot about it until it was almost too late. The effervescent carbonation had leached away all the flavors so much that the bottle was flat by the end of the trip. Fortunately, you have a backup plan: A plastic bag filled with ice and water. Your favorite soda beverage is ideal for this, but any carbonated cold beverage will work. The problem is those handy Hydro Flask idents are made from durable BPA-free plastic. But they can sometimes get scuffed or chipped after years of heavy use – just like your memories of getting lost in college thanks to a case of flat empty bottles. If you’re looking to protect your investment without sacrificing style or drinkability, read on for tips on how to keep stickers from peeling off!
How to Keep Stickers from Peeling Off Hydro Flask?
1. Use a hair dryer
This one is pretty simple: Use a hair dryer to warm up the sticker. Although it’s possible to apply stickers directly to the bottle, you’ll need to apply them in a very thin layer. A hairdryer will help get the sticker ready for application. If you don’t have access to one, you can use your fingers, but be careful when pulling at the sticker because it can sometimes rip.
2. Apply with a cloth
If you want long-lasting results and don’t mind getting your hands sticky, try using an old shirt or rag. Squeeze out some of your favorite beverages on the cloth and then rub the sticker against it for about 30 seconds. Don’t worry if some of your beverage gets on the sticker – that just makes it more authentic! You might want to do this on a piece of cardboard or paper so that little bits of paper don’t stick to your car keys or bag straps later on.
3. Wash the bottle thoroughly
Washing off stickers can be difficult because they are often applied directly onto plastic bottles and not plastic lids like other stickers are designed for – so washing won’t always remove them completely from your bottle! However, if you’re really interested in removing all remnants of stickers from your Hydro Flask, try washing it as best as possible first before applying new ones! Make sure that nothing else is inside the bottle and that you’ve washed it thoroughly. Then, apply a new sticker.
4. Apply with a wet cloth
If nothing else works, try using a wet cloth to apply the stickers! This will also help to remove any residue left behind by the stickers and can help you get the most authentic-looking finish possible. Just make sure to wipe off any excess water before applying your next sticker!
5. Apply with masking tape
If all else fails, try masking tape! Masking tape is an adhesive that you can use to attach labels or sticky notes for easy reference later on. If you want your stickers to be removable, just peel down the edges of the tape – leaving them attached at the top of the bottle – and then apply your sticker right over it (don’t worry about where it’s going). Once you’re done, just peel up some more of the tape so that it doesn’t stick out from under your next sticker!
What Causes Stickers To Peel Off?
1. The stickers are too thick
If your stickers are too thick, they will never come off. Instead, they’ll end up peeling off the bottle prematurely! You can always experiment with different sticker thicknesses to find the right one for your bottle.
2. The stickers are too thin
If your stickers are too thin, they won’t stick well enough to the bottle and will most likely peel off when you try to remove them! However, you should also make sure that the sticker is entirely dry before applying it – otherwise, it might not stick at all and you’ll have to apply another one.
3. The adhesive on the sticker is weak or old
Stickers don’t just come in one size – so make sure that you try out some different ones before deciding which size is best for your bottle! If your stickers aren’t sticking well enough, try buying a new set of stickers with a stronger adhesive or use more of them! It’s also possible that after applying a sticker several times over a period of time, the adhesive becomes weak and will no longer be able to stick strongly enough for your needs. In this case, it’s best to purchase more adhesive again or simply cut out an extra piece from another sticker and apply it later on.
4. The bottle is too warm
If your bottle has been sitting in a hot room for too long, it can cause the stickers to peel off. If you’re leaving your stickers on a hot bottle, try putting them on before you leave the room so that they can cool down and stick better! You can also put some ice cubes in a bowl of cold water and place your bottle in it to cool it down.
5. The sticker is too large
If you have trouble getting the sticker to adhere well enough to the bottle, try cutting out a piece of another sticker and applying it later on! If you’re using a smaller size sticker, you might be able to get more than one piece of adhesive onto each side of the sticker instead of having to cut out two pieces for each side. Try cutting out different sizes from different stickers until you find one that works best for your bottle!
How To Prevent Stickers From Peeling Off
1. If you’re applying stickers to bottles, try not to apply them during hot or cold temperatures
If you’re applying stickers to bottles, try not to apply them during extremely hot or cold temperatures. If you do this and they still peel off later on, then it’s probably due to temperature changes that were too extreme for the adhesive in your sticker to handle. Try applying them earlier in the day when temperatures are warmer before you go out for lunch or later in the evening when temperatures are cooler before going home.
2. Don’t use too much pressure when applying stickers
There should be enough pressure on your sticker so that it won’t rip while being applied – but not so much that it’s hard to peel away afterward! If you’re having trouble getting a good seal while applying them (or if they’re peeling up immediately), then try using a little less pressure next time you apply them.
3. Use the wrong type of sticker
If your stickers are peeling off, then it’s probably because you’re applying them to the wrong material! It’s important to use adhesive stickers only to create labels or hang tags for your bottles. If you want to stick a sticker on a bottle in order to decorate it, then stick it onto a sticker instead of using an adhesive label. If you’re trying to use an adhesive label on a bottle and it’s still peeling away, then try using a non-adhesive one instead!
How To Manage Stickers When They Do Come Off
1. If you remove a sticker, try to salvage it
If you’re removing a sticker and it’s still intact but peeling up, then re-apply the sticker to your bottle but this time, apply it in the direction of the shiny part! If you’re using a clear or translucent sticker, then this will probably work best. If you’re using a black or dark clear sticker, then this will probably work best too.
2. Use an adhesive label instead of stickers
If your stickers are peeling off your bottle and they are not being used as labels for your bottles, then try applying them directly onto the bottle instead! It’s much easier to apply them directly on top of the bottle than it is to stick them onto labels first before applying them to the bottles!
3. Don’t use stickers that are too thick
If you’re using a sticker that is too thick, then it will be a lot harder to remove the sticker and the sticker will probably peel up even more than it would have if it had been thinner! Try using stickers that are 1mm or less in thickness and see if they work better for you!
4. Clean the bottle and label before applying stickers
If your bottle or label has any dust on it, then this can make your sticker not stick as well so try cleaning them first to see if they’re still working right after you’ve cleaned them!
Your Hydro Flask is a piece of practical, everyday technology. It’s ideal for keeping beer, wine, or other cold drinks cold, and it’s also useful for keeping snacks, candy, or ice tea cold. It comes in a variety of styles, colors, and capacities, so you can pick one that best suits your needs. Unfortunately, not all Hydro Flasks are made equal. Some have issues with stickers peeling, while others are difficult to clean. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to protect your investment and make it last longer. When it comes time to replace your Hydros, adhering to these tips will help you prevent those pesky dings and dents from getting in the way of your drinking experience.