How To Clean Glass Plate?

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ksmsoft
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How To Clean Glass Plate?

Post by ksmsoft » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:51 pm

I had a Buildtak-style printing mat stuck on my glass build plate.

It needed replacing so I dragged the old mat off the plate. That's left gooey residue which I need to clean off.

What's the best method of cleaning the sticky goo off a glass build plate?

cmaet
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Re: How To Clean Glass Plate?

Post by cmaet » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:19 pm

Depends on what king of "Buildtak style" mat you had, more specifically what kind of glue it used.
If the glue was the most commonly used 3M double sided tacky film, you are in for a treat removing it.
If you have just a normal glass, I wouldn't bother trying to remove it. You can get a replacement glass sheet from your local glass shop for a couple of euros.
If you use Borosilicate, the price of replacement might be worth it. If you have 3M, check one of the PEI replacement video / instructionals, you can find all over the internet.
For example this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNJv9UO68nk
or this one: http://manual.prusa3d.com/Guide/Replaci ... +sheet/133

ksmsoft
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Re: How To Clean Glass Plate?

Post by ksmsoft » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:17 am

I bought several different goo remover solutions, and nothing touches the residue left on my glass plates.

Fortunately I have spare plates so I'm not compromised by losing a plate. But Ib do want to get it back.....

My latest gambit is to see if weather might deal with the problem, so I've put the glass plate out in the garden for a few days. Hopefully rain/sun/snow and temperature cycling in sunlight will have an effect.

Peter
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Re: How To Clean Glass Plate?

Post by Peter » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:48 am

A lot of stuff can remove residues, I use petroleum spirit , let set à while then isopropyl alcohol. Work well!

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