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Old 10-24-2007, 11:56 PM   #1
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Purple Primer everywhere??!!!

Hello i was installing some solar on my pool and i got some purple primer on my filter and some other parts. How do i get this darn stuff off of things. i tryed paint thinner but didnt seem to work. Let me knwo if anyones had any luck with products??


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Old 10-25-2007, 06:27 AM   #2
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I would try PVC cleaner, I doubt though you'll ever get it all off.


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If you find anything that removes it, let us all know. This primer actually starts a chemical action so the pipe and fitting are basically welded together with the glue. I have found nothing that will remove it.
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Old 10-25-2007, 07:09 PM   #4
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That purple PVC primer/cleaner can be scrubbed off of some things (like your hands) IF it is scrubbed off while still wet.
Once it dries, it's purple forever. LOL
I suppose that it could be sanded off with fine grit sandpaper, if someone really felt the urge.
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:46 AM   #5
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Buy another bottle of primer and a paintbrush.... at least it won't be spotted purple anymore I can solder copper just fine but I'm like a kid with fingerpaint when it comes to PVC welding.... purple everywhere!
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:35 AM   #6
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Paint over it. PVC is not sunlight resistant and the new paint will help it last.


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