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Clean your R2 bed!

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  1. pclabtech

    pclabtech Active Member

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    Being new to PEI surfaces, I started experiencing failure after failure on something that should not lose adhesion, even with a raft. What I did find was that because the center area is being used a lot for most print jobs, it had a duller than normal appearance,

    After using a Clorox appliance wipe on the bed surface, things started sticking to the bed like normal.

    Just an FYI.
     
  2. Geof

    Geof Volunteer Moderator
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    Hey buddy,
    For what its worth (PEI on the MK2) I've been through the same struggle. I use the rough green side of a yellow and green kitchen sponge and some 70% rubbing alcohol. Cleans it up to like new (thats part of their instruction- the alcohol) I'd suggest giving that a shot. I'm not sure what if anything is in the clorox wipe that could be harmful but there is always that chance.
     
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    On my R2 I've been using rubbing alcohol and a paper towel before every print. The paper towel is abrasive enough to leave micro-scratches on the bed - just enough to take some of the shine off. If anything, my prints stick too well. So I dropped the 60 degree bed default down to 50 degrees for PLA.
     
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