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Posted · First layer not sticking - tip

Hi all,

I had some problems with the first layer not sticking to the printbed, and I was using the blue painters tape. I read somewhere the tape can be a bit greasy/oily.

Simplest sulution: clean it.

I'm currently using IPA wipes (wipes with Isopropenol - synthetic alcohol) this will evaporate quickly and will leave your painters tape dry in seconds again.

Now I have to pull like crazy, allmost pulling off the blue tape. It sticks like a charm.

For everyone who has sticking problems, this is a simple and fast solution.

Enjoy

 

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Posted · First layer not sticking - tip

thank you for the tip !!!

Ian :-)

ps. welcome to the forum !! :-)

 

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Posted · First layer not sticking - tip

Hi Wupsje,

I have heard that tip before, and it is a good one. Thanks for sharing!

 

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Posted · First layer not sticking - tip

Yes I can concur that htis helps greatly. I bought a bottle of denaturalized alcohol and clean the tape before printing. It almost sticks too good now :) .

 

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Posted · First layer not sticking - tip

Ok, I have a heated bed, can I put tape on it and use this method for the same ABS issue?

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