remove Elmer's Extra Strength Glue Stick from Kapton

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remove Elmer's Extra Strength Glue Stick from Kapton

Postby jferguson » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:11 pm

It takes Acetone and a whole lot of rubbing. This stuff may be overkill, at least with PLA - sort of why use a knife when there's an ax around.
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Re: remove Elmer's Extra Strength Glue Stick from Kapton

Postby insta » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:07 pm

Hot water and a scrubby didn't do it?
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Re: remove Elmer's Extra Strength Glue Stick from Kapton

Postby jferguson » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:32 pm

insta wrote:Hot water and a scrubby didn't do it?


Nuts. I never would have thought of it. At least I didn't try MEK.
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Re: remove Elmer's Extra Strength Glue Stick from Kapton

Postby 3dPrintingMD » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:12 pm

Glue stick just needs water. Take the plate off, turn on the faucet and let water run over it. Try cold or hot, see what works best. I use that and a sponge to remove.
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Re: remove Elmer's Extra Strength Glue Stick from Kapton

Postby jferguson » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:53 pm

Amazingly, possibly stupidly, I decided to just leave it on. I now have some "tooth" for the PLA to stick to. The shear strength of the glue-PLA bond is pretty amazing. the PLA-kapton bond is pretty good too.
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Re: remove Elmer's Extra Strength Glue Stick from Kapton

Postby jferguson » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:24 pm

Were you guys ever right about the warm water and scrubby. :D :D
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