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I just want to share a method I use to clean the exterior of the nozzle. You know, it always get's burned pla, abs, dirt and before printing it's always a good idea to have the nozzle clean to avoid a drop of dirt over a 5h print. Specially if you change colors, but even so, the pla burns and goes brown. I just like my nozzles clean inside and outside.

So, it's very easy.

Step 1: Set the nozzle to 130-160C (at 130 it's posible, but it melts slower)

Step 2: Get a piece of filament (I use pla because, that's what I use.

Step 3: Crush, carefully so your hands don't slip and end getting a small burn, the filament so it covers the tip of the nozzle.

Step 4: If possible while holding the filament piece, lower the temp to 0, or to 90C.

Step 5: As soon the temp reaches 95-93C Use tweezers and pull the filament that you stuck.

Step 6: Enjoy a clean nozzle.

The main advantage vs using a Metal brush it's that you don't 'Erode' the Brass nozzle and has a longer life maintaining the print quality.

Step 3:


Step 5


Step 6





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