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.

Step 1:

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.

Step 2:

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

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    Aaaecm

    Tip 7 weeks ago

    Thanks for posting. This is just the information I need right when I needed it. I let the Goo Gone set for about half an hour and used the tiniest bit of acetone. The pipe is clean and shiny. Again, thanks.

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    darrenhall

    5 years ago on Step 2

    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