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Interesting observation about hairspray

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  1. WheresWaldo

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    So I have been using hairspray for additional bed adhesion for quite some time. I do not clean my bed regularly but when the build up gets kind of lumpy I know it is time. The interesting part was noticed this morning. It has been raining non-stop here for a few days, my office (where the printer is located) has a windows protected by a porch and I have had it open all this time. Enough time that there is a noticeable but not uncomfortable increase in humidity in that room. I went through my normal routine before testing a print and scrapped the bed with my 6" wide putty knife to knock off the lumps, but instead all the hairspray came off. My bed was as clean as if I had used glass cleaner on it. Now I see I will need to monitor room humidity a bit better and finally understand why people who regularly use hairspray complain so much about humid weather.
     
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  2. MChrisP1

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    Crazy! Sounds like it all congealed into a single mass and slid off?



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  3. mark tomlinson

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    What is more surprising is that I have not been bitten by this (yet) ... I effectively live in a swamp from an atmosphere perspective.
    Nice catch :)
     
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  4. WheresWaldo

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    It certainly softened, usually it forms a hard crust on the bed. But this peeled off just as if it were glue stick in consistency.
     
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  5. m4r1n5

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    I use hair spray/ glue stick combo but I always clean my bed after 5 print and reapply. I worry a print will slidearound after so many and ruin the one print I don't want jacked up

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    I occasionally look at my bed in disgust and then defer cleaning it until next week.
    :)
     
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  7. Ryan TeGantvoort

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    I just use glue stick but I also clean my bed after every print. It honestly takes like 15 seconds with a damp paper towel. I typically clean as its heating up then I apply more glue stick, pretty simple routine.
     
  8. Ryan TeGantvoort

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    But I could definitely see that happening under humid/damp conditions with the hairspray eventually. I'm in the Black Hills so I don't have to worry about it!
     
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    Man ... I am lucky if I do it once a quarter. ;)
     
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    I do maintenance and clean the machine on Fridays...cleaning the glue or hairspray? Nah :D It sticks fine so why bother ;) its been...awhile :D
     
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  11. Ryan TeGantvoort

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    To each their own! I prefer a clean/smooth print surface for every print, but I also think I have OCD lol! :)
     
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    as long as it sticks I'm happy as a clam lol!
     
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  13. JennBarth

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    Haha!! This is something interesting...;)
     
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    Kinda expect that to happen.
     
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