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Unread postAuthor: Pyro Ninja » Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:36 am

I went and bout some pvc primer and cement....and they didn't come with the swab things that you use to apply it to the pipe..well the cement had a hard brush thing, which doesn't seem suitable for a nice air tight seal.......and they didn't sell them separately...so is there anyway of making your own swab thing.....cotton balls maybe :(
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:26 am

i use q-tips on purpose when using small pipe, it works fine. im sure you can use cotton swabs, but i never have. just as long as you put a even coat on.

maybe a bunch of cotton taped on a pencil or some thing.
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Unread postAuthor: chaos » Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:28 am

how about a old towel or cloth? or just gloves? idk ive never used this stuff.
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Unread postAuthor: flameray » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:31 am

Just an old rag dipped in the primer works fine. It's not work of art or anything, so you don't have to be EXCEPTIONALLY clean. Just clean the area with the primer and away you go.
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Unread postAuthor: bboymatty » Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:08 am

some people say dont let the primer dry out before applying the cement, but i find that really hard to do.

What i know is that you need primer to make strong bonds for pressure pipe, and that the stuff is red, and it makes the pipe weaker so the cement melts it easier.

Obviously you wouldnt want to get it in places you arent going to glue, so use a paintbrush or something, thats what i do and it works beautifully!
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Unread postAuthor: WOW!! » Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:59 pm

Take the dabber, and rub it on the inside of the can, that takes the excess out and makes it work good some small diameter pipe.
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