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bolsoncerrado
09-03-2015, 10:25 AM
You may not be aware, but humidity may ruin your 3d prints over time...just like this:


http://i.imgur.com/0PhBJl2.jpg



TO avoid the above, specially if you've bought multiple colors but dont plan to spend them all at once or in the near future, do yourself a favour:

1- Grab one of the multiple food sealers (http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_qf_sp_sr_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&index=aps&keywords=food%20sealer&linkCode=ur2&tag=e0702-20&linkId=PH5CV2HWZVAU2NIA) available anywhere
2- Optional: get additional food sealer rolls (http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_qf_sp_sr_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&index=aps&keywords=food%20sealer%20roll%20bag&linkCode=ur2&tag=e0702-20&linkId=AQMBNUQQKVREMOKU) if you plan to seal many spools.
3- Bag one spool per roll bag or leave enough roll space to reuse it a few times and leave it like this:



http://i.imgur.com/rivzsoI.jpg



Enjoy everlasting printing fun! :)

bolsoncerrado
09-22-2015, 02:30 PM
And now the DIY solution:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUAuFeHqPFA

Holgamods
09-23-2015, 06:29 AM
Seems everyone liked my idea for food sealers....

Susanne
01-22-2019, 06:35 AM
Thanks for sharing this video.

It depends on the filament you are using. In fact there is a whole range of variations here, ranging from water absorption to becoming brittle.

TommyDee
01-22-2019, 06:28 PM
Just use up the filament before it goes bad ;)