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Acetone making white stains on heat bed

I recently tried cleaning my CR-10S Pro heat bed with acetone and it made this white stain on it. Anyone have any solutions to this?
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Cleaning IPA with the help of Mercury wash-and-cure?

I have seen that you can clean used IPA from resin by putting it in the sun a while, making the resin dissolved in the IPA cure. Could I do the same thing just using the cure-mode in with the Elegoo ...
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How can I clean out internal channels in an SLS polypropylene print?

After SLS printing any internal spaces retain the un-fused but packed powder that was in the bed. I am hoping to add channels as wire raceways internal to the part. Any experiences with this - is it ...
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Home-brew alcohol to clean resin prints

I took the plunge and bought a resin printer. I was wondering if I could use full strength home-brew vodka at 90 % instead of using isopropyl alcohol before anything is added to clean prints with? I ...
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Removed Nozzle, Plastic Still Backed Up after Cold Pull on Ender 3

I am still very much a novice and learning so here is the situation: Filament was not extruding from nozzle. Checked the filament feeder (worked fine, filament was being squeezed through) and tried ...
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SLA printers: safety with resin contaminated disposals

I've purchased an Elegoo Mars Pro recently, and I've been watching hundreds of video of all kind of processes, and everyone tells the same: resin is toxic, so you should cure it before throwing it to ...
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Is there any reason not to clean nozzles with fire?

Specifically using stainless steel nozzles, but I guess it's worth knowing about brass too. Is there any reason to be concerned about dimensional accuracy of the nozzle or anything like that as a ...
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PRUSA likes the bed to be cleaned with isopropyl alcohol. What else should I use?

I have the original Prusa i3m3 printer. Prusa recommends cleaning the bed before each print with isopropanol (isopropyl alcohol), with only occasional cleaning with acetone. The textured bed ...
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Nozzle cleaning tool broken inside nozzle

Recently I opened up my printer (PowerSpec Duplicator i3 Mini V2)to clean the nozzle (it comes with the little tool to get tiny bits of filament out of the nozzle). Well, I was using that and when I ...
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Making a 3D printed surface easily cleanable

I want to FDM 3D-print an object, and be able to effectively clean the surface with standard kitchen cleaning solutions. While the 3D-printed object would not come in direct contact with food, it ...
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TPU Plastic leaving residue in my bed

How do I remove the residue left by TPU plastic ? I used to print with ABS plastic and while it left a little bit of residue, I could remove it with Isopropyl alcohol and then scrap it with my spatula....
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Methylated spirits or turpentine to clean resin printer?

I'm new to 3D printing and have bought a resin printer. Cleaning with Isopropol Alcohol seems to be the rage, however I think this is unaware of cost savings. It appears methylated spirits is ok and ...
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What should I use to clean buildtak(knock off)?

My printer came with a knock off BuildTak like build surface. What can I use to clean it? I don't want to damage it.