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Cleaning buildtak

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  1. Shrey

    Shrey Active Member

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    I received my new bed and I’ve been printing with it whole day but every now and then when I went to pick up the parts I left behind oil from my hands and it looks like it stars to warp a little where there is slight oil left behind and wanted to ask. Is there a way to clean the oil off without damaging the buildtak.



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    I use isopropyl alcohol



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    I was looking on that, and some people said that with isopropyl alcohol it tends to ruin the adhesive but I guess I can give it a go and see how that goes


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    Buildtak says “Avoid using solvents, such as acetone, to clean it.”

    I don’t believe IPA is considered a solvent.
    Stick with 70% alcohol. This is corroborated here:


    https://www.3dhubs.com/talk/thread/best-practices-buildtak




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    I will clean it with 70% and hopefully nothing bad happens


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    I’m sure you will be alright.



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    I use plain tap water


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    With some dish detergent ? Otherwise, how would you get the oils off that the OP asked about?
     
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    Plain water and a towel. No detergent.


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