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Could someone please tell me if the peek i have is beyond salvageable or usable ?

Here are some pics of it..

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I feel like the left over bits of PLA plastic inside the peek at the point where the threading starts make this peek unusable.

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Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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Cheers and Regards

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Like dinac said that looks perfectly usable. Heat it up a bit to make the plastic softer and thus easier to clean out. I like to use a q-tip which I twist in the cavity while it is hot (the PEEK that is, not the q-tip :p ), takes the leftover PLA right out. It might be hard to screw the brass tube back in if it's cold so once again, heat everything up a bit before re-assembly and it'll be much much easier.

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Hello!

In similar situation, I cleaned the peek part by dipping it in Dichloromethane (it works also with acetone, but it's less efficient). Out of the dip, you can finish the cleaning with a toothpick as PLA/ABS soften in the solvant while PEEK is insensitive to it.

Gael

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Hi!

It works fine even if you don't breath the solvant and the cleaning is much more thorough this way.

You'll mainly feel the difference when you reassemble the head!

I can tell!

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Gael

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I guess it's a question of risk vs reward. I don't have a fume hood, so I prefer to avoid toxic solvents as much as possible, even if I get slightly less optimal results from less toxic options.

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