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jsc
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Re: Zebra Plate

Post by jsc » Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:03 pm

People often say sharp knives are safer than a dull knife. While that's debatable as a universal proposition, I think it might well be true when it comes to things used to pry 3D prints. I have a paint scraper which I sharpened the bejeezus out of, and it slips fairly easily under prints. Easily enough that you can do it keeping both of your hands on the same side.

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Jules
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Re: Zebra Plate

Post by Jules » Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:02 pm

Amen. I've hurt myself much worse with dull objects. But I've got the bed covered with Kapton - I'm afraid i'll cut it if I try to pry something off with a sharper blade.

(Let's see....could be something wrong with the logic here......Cut tape or cut self. And I choose cut self. Hmmmmn! :lol: )

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Re: Zebra Plate

Post by insta » Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:43 pm

What are you bozos doing that requires chisels and crap to get your parts off the bed? :shock:

Jules you're using my ABS goop on Kapton aren't you 8-)
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Re: Zebra Plate

Post by Jules » Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:24 pm

insta wrote:What are you bozos doing that requires chisels and crap to get your parts off the bed? :shock:

Jules you're using my ABS goop on Kapton aren't you 8-)
Dude.....i haven't even printed ABS yet! ROFL! (Before you expire from shock, keep in mind, I'd just barely gotten into PETG before my computer decided to go wonky on me. I still plan to do so one day. And I do have a large bottle of the ABS goop on standby.) :D

Too much hairspray and very round large surface area PLA prints that do not wish to be separated from their beloved bed, thank you! (Worse than trying to roust a teenager after a weekend of partying.) :lol:

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Re: Zebra Plate

Post by innkeeper » Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:09 am

its funny that you mention chisels, one of the tools i use is a very sharp chisel, i put the beveled aged flat on the bed service, and tuck the sharp edge under the edge of a print, and then push down, prying the print up, works well. .. of course with that much leverage, if its really stuck to the kapton, somethings gonna give.
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Re: Zebra Plate

Post by innkeeper » Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:58 pm

Plate just arrived... i'll try a print tonight and will post some pics.
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Re: Zebra Plate

Post by innkeeper » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:52 am

unboxing.
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... next message first use with ABS
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Re: Zebra Plate

Post by innkeeper » Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:00 am

temperature difference bed vs hbp
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first abs print at the above temp - no warping.. it stuck to the plate very well
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cant use acetone, they say scrape and sand the stuck print off.
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next time i''ll stick to a surface temp of 50 as recommended for abs...
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Jules
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Re: Zebra Plate

Post by Jules » Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:26 am

Thanks ever so much for being the first to test it - that was a great break-down! I got mine late this evening (they really are fast) so I'll (maybe) give it a shot tomorrow if i can. Been so freaking busy!

(To get the last of the gunk off the plate - pick up a Magic Eraser at the grocery store next time you go. It's a micro-abrasive melamine sponge, and the little things are absolute miracles when slightly dampened.)

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Re: Zebra Plate

Post by innkeeper » Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:24 am

I'll have to run some pla though it, i rarely print with PLA...
i have some PETG coming..just shipped today... but then again i read that my local micro center sells petg.
i may just take a ride and pick up some tomorrow.
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