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  1. #11
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    For some reason I have a lifetime supply of CubeGlue
    Not because I have lots of bottles... maybe 6 or 7 due to the number of printers I have and 3 came with the CubePro.
    But because I learned to conserve it. I never wash it off anymore. And I learned you can thin it 2|1 with water; no issue.
    And of course the LokBuild trick of the glue remaining with the LokBuild rather than the part.

    But alas, indeed, CubeGlue is on the rare species list at this point. Have you tried reconstituting the glue stick with water?

    https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1Q...o0I-DmrI90ETbo
    Last edited by TommyDee; 01-18-2020 at 04:07 AM.

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    I have tried reconstituting with water, but using standard rubbing alcohol seemed to work a little better, since the alcohol evaporates and leaves the glue nice and tacky...

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    Interesting. Hadn't considered that. Rubbing alcohol is 30% water so I can see that working as long an nothing is breaking down.

    The only problem I had was getting the glue too runny. It would just pour out of the sponge Added an extra sponge in the center hole.
    It takes a bit of work to get the two to mix when thick (hense the robot). But it lasts forever that way. If I use a tube a year it is too much.

    Heat is what promotes adhesion (instant tacky). My goal is as thin a layer as possible and still have it be viable to hold the part. The heat gun with which I warm the plate does double duty to dry glue quickly. I'm also a little weary about subjecting my LokBuild to regular alcohol exposure. I have used rubbing alcohol to clean LokBuild before having glue slurried on there. That was a rare event however. I'll have to see if I can liquefy a glue stick with rubbing alcohol

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    hi.. whats is the better form to use ... adhesive or doble side tape.. the sticy bar is possible to use ... and how.. thaks tommy

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    I use an overture build plate that came with the filament. NEver once have I put any glue on it or tape and it sticks fantastic. Best build plate thus far!

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    iguaton - I use LocBuild and CubeGlue exclusively for the best hold. However, some blue tapes are excellent, others not so much. Glue sticks seem to work but glue sticks on tape might work a bit better. The original, putting cube glue on the plate is the most suspect.

    I like LocBuild and CubeGlue because the glue stays with the LocBuild. I can add water from a spray bottle and the glue is good again. 1 bottle of cube glue will last me several years... at least 1 year with daily use. I thin the glue down with water as it only requires a very thin layer. Much more user-friendly this way.

    I am not in any way affiliated with LocBuild. But I am a believer.

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    I usually just use Scotch blue painters tape along with some clear PVA glue or Elmer's glue stick. PLA and ABS both gets a strong hold with this setup.



    Quote Originally Posted by iguaton View Post
    hi.. whats is the better form to use ... adhesive or doble side tape.. the sticy bar is possible to use ... and how.. thaks tommy

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    With painters tape you are the mercy of the glue used on the tape holding to the build plate.
    If the print is going to curl, it will lift the tape.
    I have not noticed that tendency with LocBuild.
    Definitely two workable solutions on two different levels.

    BTW William - nice work on that gitd wand That came out nice.
    Last edited by TommyDee; 04-18-2020 at 01:19 AM.

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    Thanks! Printed it with ABS, and was finally able to get my hands on some unsoldered nanos, which made everything fit perfectly. I extend the length of the painters tape by just a little bit so that it can stick to the bottom of the plate.

    I am looking for a good build surface, preferably ones that don't require glue. Read through this fourm and saw Overture plates and LokBuild plates. LokBuild plates are around $20 each TommyDee? I seen you use it in many of your videos. Overture surfaces are around $10 each.

    Also, are there good alternatives to the official Cube Glue?



    Quote Originally Posted by TommyDee View Post
    With painters tape you are the mercy of the glue used on the tape holding to the build plate.
    If the print is going to curl, it will lift the tape.
    I have not noticed that tendency with LocBuild.
    Definitely two workable solutions on two different levels.

    BTW William - nice work on that gitd wand That came out nice.
    Last edited by williamliu; 04-19-2020 at 05:00 AM.

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    I haven't tried anything else on LokBuild.
    Always happy to list other proven solutions.

    I now have a lifetime supply of CubeGlue
    I meant it when I said 1 bottle of CubeGlue lasts over a year!
    That makes it very economical.
    I never wash it off.

 

 

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