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Deglazing PVC Pipe

Question: I am installing some new PVC pipe for a new bathroom sink drain and the sales clerk at the home improvement store told me I should deglaze the pipe and fittings before I glue them together. What is he talking about?

Answer: Deglazing PVC pipe means to remove the shiny surface. The PVC fitting bonding adhesive works best on a matt surface. PVC cleaner, which should be used on PVC pipe and fittings before gluing them together, acts to deglaze the PVC.

Answer: Most PVC adhesives will have a recommended compatible cleaner listed on the label.



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