So, I'm new at 3D printing and I've tried cleaning my new 3D printer's steel heated bed with Isopropyl Alcohol and it left some very nasty white marks all over the bed.

I tried cleaning it off with water and dish soap but it didn't work.

Is there anyway to clean it? Is my bed ruined?

I'm using the stock Biqu-B1 steel heated bed.

  • $\begingroup$ Is this your build plate? If so, it says it comes with a powder coating, is this coating now showing these white stains? $\endgroup$
    – 0scar
    Oct 3 at 15:52
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, I think so. So, perhaps the IPA damaged the powder? Do you think it would still be safe to use? $\endgroup$ Oct 3 at 16:45
  • $\begingroup$ do fuses/breakers trip when you use it? if not, it's not likely to be significantly more dangerous- its still an electrically heated plate. $\endgroup$
    – Abel
    Oct 3 at 17:15
  • $\begingroup$ @Abel I think it is a steel sheet cover, not the heated bed itself. $\endgroup$
    – 0scar
    Oct 3 at 17:29
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    $\begingroup$ Yes, I meant the steel sheet cover, not the bed itself. I'm very new to this so I might confuse terms, sorry. I'm using the reverse side of the steel sheet now, so far no fires :) $\endgroup$ Oct 3 at 18:21

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