For our customers that want to use plumbing-grade PVC pipe from thier hardware store or home center, this guide provides several methods on how to properly clean plumbing-grade PVC pipe to remove the dirt, inks and markings. In addition to basic safety, the following methods of cleaning PVC pipe are discussed:
Learn easier methods to clean plumbing-grade PVC pipe.Not everyone wants to use Furniture Grade PVC pipe to build their projects. So we've developed this guide on how to clean plumbing-grade PVC to give it a solid, cleaner appearance. This guide shows you how to remove the manufacturer markings and inks, and if so desired, prep the pipe for painting. First, we'll cover the basics such as understanding the safety of using some of the chemicals to remove the markings. Then we'll get into the different methods to clean plumbing-grade PVC pipe. Finally, we will show you how to give plumbing-grade PVC pipe a glossy appearance, similar to Furnitire Grade PVC pipe.
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