Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Administrator bolsoncerrado's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    3,332
    Post Thanks / Like

    Little trick to "reuse" hairspray...

    I found out this specially on big prints or prints with many parts on the glass surface...

    Since I spray most of the glass and throroughly to avoid any undesired liftings, once the print has finished and i've removed all the pieces, i throw in a nice amount of alcohol on the glass surface, with the bed heated at 60º, and with the aid of a scraper tool i move it around the glass aplying certain pressure... You'll soon notice the alcohol starts to turn viscose (hairspray melting with evaporating alcohol) and then i evenly distribute this mix over the glass... what you get is hairspray again, as sticky (or more) than the first application!

    It works

  2. #2
    3D Printer Legend
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    UK, near London
    Posts
    712
    Post Thanks / Like
    I do pretty much the same, I spray acetone on the bed and use my fingers to spread it about.

  3. #3
    Administrator bolsoncerrado's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    3,332
    Post Thanks / Like
    Aint your fingers developing some....er...


  4. #4
    Regular 3D Printer
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    114
    Post Thanks / Like
    You'll get more use from that hairspray if you see start building up, Just grab a clean kitchen sponge, and the use it just for this purpose in the future.
    Just start heating your bed a little, soak the sponge in warm water, squeeze most of the water out, but leave a little in the sponge.
    Now wipe the bed with it, spreading around the old hairspray. The warm water and the heated bed, softens up the hairspray again, spreading around a nice fresh smooth layer. I have not completely cleaned my glass bed in a month, and my prints stick like glue and my bottoms come out nice. Especially with my borosilicate glass than I gave a ground surface to.

  5. #5
    Administrator bolsoncerrado's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    3,332
    Post Thanks / Like
    Yep thats the idea

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-17-2016, 06:10 PM
  2. Longest Print "Personal Record" Thread
    By bolsoncerrado in forum 3D Print Gallery
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-05-2015, 07:47 PM
  3. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-08-2015, 04:58 AM
  4. Speed up 3DPrinting - Shell Thickness "Trick"
    By bolsoncerrado in forum 3D Software
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-04-2015, 03:19 PM
  5. Perk: "Stick Me" and "Materialize Me Beginner" not received
    By Jan Pettersson in forum Rapide Lite 3D Printers
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-18-2015, 02:31 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •