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  • Cleaning up purple primer????

    My helper dropped a small splatter of purple pvc primer on the painted walkway of a building. Is there a cleaner that will clean it up? Steam clean?

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    Re: Cleaning up purple primer????

    I usually use clear primer, just keep swabbing at it. It may not come completely out but it'll fade it drastically.
    No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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    • #3
      Re: Cleaning up purple primer????

      Originally posted by MoJourneyman View Post
      I usually use clear primer, just keep swabbing at it. It may not come completely out but it'll fade it drastically.
      you beat me to it. that works on tubs too.

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      • #4
        Re: Cleaning up purple primer????

        and the vinyl around sliding glass doors <.<
        No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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        • #5
          Re: Cleaning up purple primer????

          i believe acetone is the solvent that will break it down.

          try a little experiment with it on a sample cement stepping stone or block.

          rick.
          phoebe it is

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          • #6
            Re: Cleaning up purple primer????

            i think rick is correct. i keep pvc cleaner on truck. use it with shop-vac. breid.............

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            • #7
              Re: Cleaning up purple primer????

              I would spill primer over the entire 4' section of sidewalk so the few drops aren't as noticeable.
              Buy cheap, buy twice.

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              • #8
                Re: Cleaning up purple primer????

                THe clear primer worked just fine but thanks for the acetone tip also.....I hope I never have to try it though.

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                • #9
                  Re: Cleaning up purple primer????

                  I prefer to use clear primer on my work for that very reason. Accidents happen. Problem is that some inspectors want the purple used to show you're using it at all.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Cleaning up purple primer????

                    Another vote for acetone, I drink the stuff

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                    • #11
                      Re: Cleaning up purple primer????

                      plumb4life
                      Florida Code requires the use of purple primer. No other option is provided, even on trim out. Kinda sucks.
                      Mike

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                      • #12
                        Re: Cleaning up purple primer????

                        in PA you need to use purple primer for plumbers but for HVAC piping you dont
                        and i never had an inspector say any thing about condensation drains and clear primer
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                        • #13
                          Re: Cleaning up purple primer????

                          Acetone will damage plastics, but the purple primer will probably also damage the same material.( The PURPOSE of primer is to "damage" the plastic!) Just be careful around such material.

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