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datguy11

@100.2.74.x

[Plumbing] removing spilled purple primer from PVC fittings?

I had a bag of a few 1.5" pvc fittings (male adapters,female adapters,etc) and a can of purple primer and cement... Well the can of primer spilled and now there is purple primer everywhere, on the threads, on the sides, etc

It looks ugly, and I am using these for a swimming pool project and they will be very visable.

Is there any easy way to get the purple stuff off? Or should I just spend another $10 on the parts and be done with it?



beck
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Buy new ones.

I have never been good enough to not get any purple where someone could see it. And many connections I've seen that don't have purple all around the joint end up leaking. So, I go for the gusto and spread it around.
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tp0d
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reply to datguy11

They do sell clear primer.. harder to find, but makes for a nicer looking job..

no way to remove the purple.. its a dye for a reason.

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Sly
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reply to datguy11

You can clean them off with clear primer: »www.homedepot.com/p/Oatey-32-oz-···02192187

But considering the time and expense of buying more primer, it would be cheaper to just buy more fittings.



Camelot One
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reply to tp0d

said by tp0d:

They do sell clear primer.. harder to find, but makes for a nicer looking job..

You might double check local code before using the clear. Some places don't allow it. Usually only an issue if you have to have an inspection for the work, but certainly better to know up front.


UHH

@50.138.50.x
reply to datguy11

fine brass wire wheel, to minimize marks.
under $5. many places, but labor might make rebuy attractive



DataDoc
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reply to beck

said by beck:

Buy new ones.

+1

eagleknight

join:2002-11-08
Troy, OH
reply to datguy11

Complete the job and buy a can of Krylon fusion. It is made specifically for plastic.



chip89
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Independence, OH
reply to datguy11

Don't use actone what ever you do.



chip89
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Independence, OH
reply to tp0d

Like this. »www.amazon.com/Oatey-31008-Heavy···c+cement



chip89
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Independence, OH
reply to Camelot One

I don't know why some places would't allow it you could always go with white. Code is't A issue if I need to do repairs on what I want.


Hellrazor
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Abyss, PA
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reply to datguy11

Reason for purple primer - because it is easy to see if the primer was used. If that is what the inspector wants, do it or you will be cutting it out and replacing it.

Same way sloppy plumbers make solder jobs that looked like Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder tag teamed the job. Solder all over, huge drops at every joint and none of the flux was wiped off.



Raphion

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reply to eagleknight

said by eagleknight:

Complete the job and buy a can of Krylon fusion. It is made specifically for plastic.

^this

It will sand off with some elbow grease put into it, but once you've done all that sanding, you might as well paint it pretty.