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Topic: "Perfect" Printing surface. Prints never stick when finished. $20

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Re: "Perfect" Printing surface. Prints never stick when finished. $20

Hairspray works the same for me,  costs 2 bucks and last for a half year at my usage.

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Re: "Perfect" Printing surface. Prints never stick when finished. $20

carl_m1968 wrote:

Hairspray works the same for me,  costs 2 bucks and last for a half year at my usage.

Yup, same here... smile

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Re: "Perfect" Printing surface. Prints never stick when finished. $20

Shut off your little fans before you spray it. Watch that you don't get it on your filament or proximity sensor (if you have one) or your slides or belts. It will sure gum things up. When I used hair spray I would remove the mirror (from the bed), wash and dry it, spray it, then return it to the printer. But yeah, it works. Just not as clean as PEI or one of the new made to order surfaces.

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Re: "Perfect" Printing surface. Prints never stick when finished. $20

I used to remove the glass before applying hairspray but lately it has been working just fine by spraying some on a paper towel and wiping the glass with it. It is much easier since a few of my printers have been fitted with a leveling system very similar to the Lulzbot Taz mini.

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Re: "Perfect" Printing surface. Prints never stick when finished. $20

Hairspray and/or ABS juice works for me as well on a removable glass sheet. If anything is stuck on too hard to remove, taking off the glass and popping it in the freezer for a few minutes always works (I usually hear a terrifying "crack!" from inside the freezer, but when I look, both the print and the glass are in perfect condition, and have separated cleanly).

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Re: "Perfect" Printing surface. Prints never stick when finished. $20

Letting it cool to take the print off in order to start another is a waste of time!  I have at least 2 pieces of window glass sprayed and ready.  I don't 'glue' them to the bed with hairspray, I use 2 clips.  Immediately following the finish of a print I remove the hot glass with the print on it and replace it with another piece - continue to print.  Takes maybe a minute.  Then I can deal with removing the print.
Takes me just under 3 min to get to 97C from cold and 10 to 12 to return to cold.  Hairspray & glass and I have to use a razor scraper to remove either ABS or PLA - usually no warping. 
Waste of 20.00
My 0.02

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