Anyone know offhand what solvent will remove the printing on white PVC pipe
without softening the pipe itself? I tried mineral spirits, didn't do
"when hatred calls with his package, refuse delivery..."
But don't get the acetone on your hands or we'll have another hundreds posts
about how bad it is for you. And make sure you are grounded with solid
copper wire when you wipe it so static charges don't create an explosion of
the dust in your vacuum cleaner.
I find it interesting that you would joke about something as serious as
exploding dust collectors. It is a well known fact that the static created
in these things can cause major explosions.....hahahaha Just messin' with
you Edwin! I got a good laugh from your post.
Well no, the real question was how to remove it. Why is a whole nother
question. I'm using some PVC pipe for something other than what it was
designed for and I want to make it a plain white instead of having all the
printing on it. Pretty simple really.
Acetone sorta worked, not as well as I would have thought. I'll try some
lacquer thinner next.
Not resisting it at all, just don't happen to have any onhand and someone
recommended both acetone and lacquer thinner, both of which I happen to have
If the lacquer thinner doesn't work, I'll go get some pvc pipe cleaner. If I
can find any that isn't tinted as someone else mentioned.
I was making towel racks for my pool deck and a frame for my spa solar
cover. I tried all that stuff. The clear Oatey worked best. Just be
sure you "flood" the lettering off into an old towel and not just
Once you get the feel for how much cleaner to use it goes pretty fast.
This is very nasty stuff so use good gloves and eye protection.
Plenty of ventilation (outside). I used a respirator ... but I am
I suggested that way up thread. Get the Oatey clear, yellow can at
Home Depot or Lowes. Don't screw with the daubber, use a terry cloth
rag.and use plenty.
Wear the appropriate PPE, gloves, eye protection and do it outside.
You might try hairspray. Back in the old days when I worked in a grocery
store that's what we used to remove the purple ink from the price stamps
when the prices changed. I've noticed they still make the brand of spray
we used. Not sure what it is but it's a silver and purple can with a
sort-of spider web design on it.
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