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    New Article: A Purple Primer Pen for Marking PVC Pipe

    Have you ever wanted to quickly mark text or numbers on PVC pipe? Here in Arizona, Magic Marker and label maker tags fade in less than a year. Yet the Purple Primer used to prepare PVC joints seems impervious. This article shows you how to modify a $5 pen to meter out Purple Primer.

    The challenger was that this primer is mostly acetone which melts most marker bodies. The solution was to buy a marker used to remove nail polish. Most nail polish remover contains a lot of acetone.

    If you are interested, please see

    http://rick.sparber.org/PPP.pdf


    Your comments are welcome. All of us are smarter than any one of us.


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    A good solution to all that stuff before and fits with what JR has been working on with the Dykem applicator. Glad you found something that works! ~PJ
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    I just painted some Purple Primer on the outside of a Magic Marker and the plastic was unaffected. The next time I have an empty marker, I will refill with primer. Great finding!

    I have tested regular gel pens and that plastic melts when in contact with primer. I suspect it would melt with Dykem too.

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    Thanks Rick! We've added your PVC Pipe Marker to our Measuring and Marking category, as well as to your builder page: Rick's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:



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