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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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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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Do unused PEI sheets degrade over time?

The PEI will be fine. It's widely used in industrial high impact, high heat and high repetitiveness parts because it doesn't degrade easily. Probably some in your car.
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Do PEI beds have a maximum safe usage temperature?

For PLA you normally print with a build plate around 60 °C For ABS you normally print with a build plate around 110 °C The X1 Carbon is given for a max hot bed temp of 120 °C as per the manufacturer ...
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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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