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  1. #1
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    Anal about white pipe.

    Figured most of you are pervs and thought this was something else .

    Most if not all of my suppliers ie; Johnstone, Gensco, Thermal, Keller, etc.... leave my beautiful pvc pipe outside, so by the time I get it, it is dirty.

    In the past I have used Acetone to clean and shine it up, but I have noticed, usually in retrofit applications, it bothers the customer. I have also begun to use some fine grit sandpaper, and that seems to shine it up good as well, but a little messy and dusty.

    Better ideas?

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    You could always go at it with a buffer. People may start talking about you, though.

    Ours typically comes through pretty clean. Inclement weather can change that. I've wiped it down in the shop already.

    I think you need to head to the auto parts store. You could even Armor All them for the finishing touch.

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    I think you can rattle can those big white pipes into big black pipes. I always let customers tell me what they want.

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    Based on the installs you've been showing us you think not perfect white pipe is what makes them ugly?
    If I do a job in 30 minutes it's because I spent 30 years learning how to do that in 30 minutes. You owe me for the years, not the minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STEVEusaPA View Post
    Based on the installs you've been showing us you think not perfect white pipe is what makes them ugly?
    Dude.......that’s pure savagery. Did the mic break when you dropped it?

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    I have simply used a clean, wet rag and some elbow grease. Good as new without taking off lettering

  8. #7
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    Spray nine and a rag.

    Buy clean pipe from someone else


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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    Buy it from a big box hardware store it's stored inside. But it's not spotless.

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    Windex to clean the pipe.

    Purple primer on the female fittings
    Clear on the pipe!

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    I've seen some of you guys do a super clean install.
    I start out that way until the primer decides to make a run for it.
    I use black magic tire shine on a lot of car part plastics that might work.

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    Switch to copper ....

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    WOW!!
    Spent the first 10 years in Trade Trying to Master those Installs. Always left the job Clean, Neat and Very Professional ....
    and I Never had a customer mention the Ascetic's of my Drain line..
    Just goes to show, I'm in the WRONG market ? LMAO

  14. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by STEVEusaPA View Post
    Based on the installs you've been showing us you think not perfect white pipe is what makes them ugly?
    And you think I have been showing you my stuff?? I have asked you repeatedly to stop posting in my threads. Youre a waste of space.."Steve". Keep trolling.

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