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BigJim 08-12-2012 08:30 AM

How to Remove Purple PVC Cleaner From Vinyl
 
After a month our grandson and I finally have our half bath 99% finished. We still have a month or so to just get everything back to abnormal, like replacing the floor and a few joists, mud ceil outside band etc. The fellows who worked on this house before did a really hacked up job.

Well anyway, on to the question, I dropped a drop of purple PVC cleaner on the vinyl floor and we have done everything we can think of to get it up, nothing will touch that stuff. Do any of you have a secret weapon to remove this spot other than replacing the flooring? I hate to rip all of it back up and install again.

joecaption 08-12-2012 08:35 AM

Mineral spirits on a terry cloth rag using just the tip of your finger to minimize the chance of also removing the finish.

It is some nasty stuff, for DIY jobs I use clear cleaner, for inspected jobs the inspector wants to see that you used cleaner.

BigJim 08-12-2012 11:45 AM

Thanks Joe, I don't know why I didn't think of the clear cleaner, when we get to the main bath remodel I will use the clear. I will give the mineral spirits a try, we have tried fingernail polish remover and alcohol so far but it didn't do any good. Thanks buddy

oh'mike 08-12-2012 12:01 PM

I haven't seen clear cleaner in about four years---I sure miss it--that purple stuff seems to spatter for ten feet if you let it.--hate that ---

I know of nothing that wall get the purple off of vinyl flooring---

DannyT 08-12-2012 01:34 PM

years ago i knew someone that got a drop of glue on a vinyl floor and tried to use cleaner to get it off and it dissolved the vinyl.

BigJim 08-12-2012 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 986818)
I haven't seen clear cleaner in about four years---I sure miss it--that purple stuff seems to spatter for ten feet if you let it.--hate that ---

I know of nothing that wall get the purple off of vinyl flooring---

That is what I am afraid of Mike, it just may have to stay there and wear off, I sure don't feel like taking every thing back up right now. I am afraid to try too much, like Danny said it may desolve the flooring.

oh'mike 08-12-2012 06:15 PM

The color will fade with time

BigJim 08-12-2012 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 986978)
The color will fade with time

Thanks Mike that is encouraging.

I ran into a situation I haven't seen before, when I took the electric wall heater out I noticed it had a separate wire as a ground, when I went under the house I found the other end of the ground wire just laying on the ground attached to nothing. How could the wall heat work without a ground wire?

joecaption 08-12-2012 07:59 PM

There is no ground needed to make it work. All it was there for is to not make you the ground and kill you.

oh'mike 08-12-2012 08:24 PM

The 'used' power returns to the breaker box on the neutral. the ground is there to keep the case safe in case a power wire ever shorts out against the metal cover---

Alan 08-13-2012 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 986818)
that purple stuff seems to spatter for ten feet if you let it.--hate that ---



Spatter, let alone the fact that as soon as you open the lid to the can, it's wicking up your fingers all the way to your elbow and dripping off.......


:censored:


I dropped a small spot on some linoleum in a mechanical room when I first started. It was a good lesson, and I haven't done it since. Of course being that it was a mechanical room, nobody cared at all. :eek::eek:

oh'mike 08-13-2012 09:44 AM

And never seals tight when closed--so it spills out onto the tools in the bucket---and stinks up the truck on the way home---

BigJim 08-13-2012 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 987385)
And never seals tight when closed--so it spills out onto the tools in the bucket---and stinks up the truck on the way home---

You hit that nail on the head.:)

Alan 08-13-2012 08:58 PM

At least you feel good by the time you get home. . . . :yes:

TheEplumber 08-13-2012 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Alan (Post 987965)
At least you feel good by the time you get home. . . . :yes:

I glued up some 6" sch 80 with purple primer and gray glue recently. I didn't need to wait till I got home. :party:


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