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WaldenL 01-13-2009 01:08 PM

Glueing onto Painted PVC
I need to splice into an existing PVC waste pipe in the basement. Unfortunately that pipe has been painted white. If I clean it and apply the PVC glue will that work with the paint on the pipe? I worried that the glue won't melt through the paint.


bradnailer 01-13-2009 01:53 PM

I'd take a little fine grit sand paper and very easily sand off the paint, then prime and glue.

RippySkippy 01-13-2009 02:03 PM

Use some PVC'll strip most if not all of the paint right off. Then prime, and glue as you normally would. Not a problem.

WaldenL 01-13-2009 02:38 PM

"Cleaner" is different from "primer", or just the normal purple stuff like this:

Termite 01-13-2009 03:49 PM

I think that I'd sand most of the paint off first. Use the primer and see if it takes the rest of the paint off.

RippySkippy 01-13-2009 04:01 PM

Yup...cleaner is different than primer. I don't like the primer and cleaner combo stuff for tasks like you're trying to do. Give the cleaner a whirl...

Chemist1961 01-13-2009 08:37 PM

I see this very often on CVac pipe... I scuff it with the back edge of a utility knife or thumb nail. Fine steel wool, nylon scrub pad, cleaner all should work but you don't want to reduce your pipe size.
Easy does it or you'll need pipe stretcher!.

WaldenL 01-13-2009 08:51 PM


Originally Posted by Chemist1961 (Post 212274)
... but you don't want to reduce your pipe size.
Easy does it or you'll need pipe stretcher!.

That's what I was worried about (reducing the pipe size)... and I hear those pope stretchers are EXPENSIVE!!!! :laughing:

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