Spray painting a flex pipe a bad idea or what help

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  1. Mudbeaver

    Mudbeaver Coral Banded Shrimp

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    ok well i saw guys in a store who painted their pvc plumbing black with plastic paint and said it was safe they'd used it before and they gave me the brand and it worked fine on mine as well. I had a flex tubing that i have going from one thank to another that was white and didn't really match so i painted it. However if the pvc dried the flex is totally sticky; some say its the primer, anyway lots of theories, anybody have an answer on how to fix this. I've already tried vinegar like some have suggest no effect if only to remove part of the paint actually.
    Thanks for your suggestion guys.
     
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  3. Av8Bluewater

    Av8Bluewater Giant Squid

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    What kind of paint was it?
    I often use de natured alcohol to remove acrylic and latex paint. Melts the stuff right off and doesn't have the stank and greasy feel of some other solvents. Very clean afterwards.
    denatured alcohol - Google Search
     
  4. Mudbeaver

    Mudbeaver Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Its paint for plastic, wood and other hous old object. Thats what the guys at the store used. I used the same. ah Krom.... can't remember now, grrrr sorry.
     
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    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    The plastic may be different than the plastic they used. How easy is it to replace the tubing? I think if go with that if possible so you don't introduce more chemicals.
     
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    Mudbeaver Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Yes thats it lol , memory laps too hihi.
     
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  9. Mudbeaver

    Mudbeaver Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Very easy to replace , just want to exaust all possibilities before doing it.
     
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    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    I can tell you krylon is very tough paint. Will likely need very strong solvent like lacquer thinner if it is fully cured. Alcohol may work but again, chemicals.
     
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    The idea is to remove only the primer or to stop it from sticking not to remove the paint , i want it black if possible. But if not, i'll use my second unpainted flex to replace it.
     
  12. Greg@LionfishLair

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    Are you painting rigid PVC pipe, flex PVC, or flexible vinyl tubing (hose)?

    If it's normal vinyl hose, just replace it with black hose.