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How does acetone "rejuvenate" PEI?

Rejuvenate is probably a bit of an exaggerated term. The number one adhesion suppressor is grease. The stuff that comes off of the fingers used to handle the sheet. Even if you are careful and only ...
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Acetone smoothing not working on ABSPlus-P430

Make sure that your acetone is actually acetone. According to the MSDS, ABSPlus-P430 is indeed "ABS resin" so acetone smoothing should work. Some companies sell confusingly-labeled products that might ...
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PRUSA likes the bed to be cleaned with isopropyl alcohol. What else should I use?

Ethanol (Ethyl Alcohol) should work just fine as long as it's around 80% or more. It's very similar to isopropanol as a cleaning solvent. What you're basically doing is removing any stray grease from ...
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Acetone Smoothing an ABS Cone - (New to 3D printing)

is it possible to smooth the surface of my print without loosing shape? That is by definition impossible. Smoothing the surface implies that the geometry is changed. Rather, the question is: how much ...
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I need an acetone substitute

The answer really depends on what you are using it for. Is it for dissolving ABS? A quick google search should show you what you want. The thread, Could you recommend me a suitable alternative to ...
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How to clean / remove frosting from build-surface

Acetone should not be used for cleaning build surfaces. It attacks most plastics, probably including whatever Buildtak-clone is made of. It probably won't immediately ruin it, but it will degrade the ...
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PRUSA likes the bed to be cleaned with isopropyl alcohol. What else should I use?

The Prusa manual also states that you can use Windex for PET-G: use Windex instead as it degreases less thoroughly. Also works with PLA, I've tested it, but for assured adherence, I also use a ...
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PRUSA likes the bed to be cleaned with isopropyl alcohol. What else should I use?

Dish soap will remove grease very well. Once you rinse it with a moist sponge and dry with a clean cloth most residues will be gone.
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I need an acetone substitute

I have used DCM (dichloromethane, or ethylene dichloride) to dissolve ABS (or cold-weld/glue parts together). From ABS wikipedia page: ABS polymers are resistant to aqueous acids, alkalis, ...
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