A question that often comes up on the agility building equipment lists that I am on is this: how does one clean the letters off of PVC in the easiest manner?
Now, this is one of those things that for at home use only equipment I really don’t want to expend the energy on, but if I were to make equipment for other folks, this is something I could see the value in doing…appearances mean much in customer service.
How to clean PVC, various methods
- Fine gauge sandpaper and elbow grease, sand lengthways only, not in circles
- razor knife and score off the lettering, using as little pressure as needed
- Use PVC cleaner
- Acetone to remove the lettering on the PVC pipe, takes a bit of elbow grease as well – will work on all colours of lettering
- Blue lettering comes off with carburetor cleaner
- Lacquer thinner
There are pros and cons to each method. Some use chemicals which means cleaning out of doors. Some require a bit more work than others to get a good job done. Try it out and see what works best for you.