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Posted · Is there an easy way of cleaning hot-end of PLA?

Had a bit of a leakage of PLA over the hot-end of my UMO+.

Cleaned up most of it with a hot air gun, but the temp. sending unit and heater element

are still covered with a thin layer of PLA and I can't get them back into the hot-end.


Any way of maybe dissolving PLA, or any other means of removing it without damaging anything?





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    Posted · Is there an easy way of cleaning hot-end of PLA?

    Found what I was looking for: Euro-Claddings Quick Paint Remover does the job.

    Banned in the EU, fortunally I still have a bunch of cans laying arround. 😄





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