Introduction: Cleaning PVC Pipe (the EASY Way)

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Have you ever tired to clean PVC Pipe?  It's not an easy job.  My recent project called for 200 Feet of PVC Pipe.  I had plenty of time to experiement.  I tried Pipe Cleaner, Acetone, Sanding, Steel Wool, and Paint Remover.  They worked, but it required a lot of time and effort.  I kept thinking that there must be an easier way.

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The best method that I found was to start by wiping the lettering with Goo Gone.  Just a light coat is all that is needed.  Then go to Step 2.

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Using a second cloth, clean the lettering with Acetone.  You will need to scrub a little and the lettering will wipe off.


darrenhall (author)2013-05-05

we use olive oil - cos that pesky writing drives me nuts - smooth clean pipe is super smart, all that text can ruin a project.

Good instructable - the more ways of getting that writing off the better

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