Can I safely give these parts an acetone bath or will it ruin them?

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  1. Nateb

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    This is the V6 with brass nozzle and prusa heat break.

    I had a blow out and was able to crank the temp and get most of it off but this is what I'm left with.
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  2. Greg Holloway

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    Should be fine, remove any plastic parts, do consider that the acetone might not do anything to the melted-on plastic. It depends what the material is.
     
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    yeah it is PLA but this is about as clear as I was able to get the block by heating it up to 280. was hoping there was something that could finish the residue thats not quite PLA but like burned stuff
     
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    Sand blast it? Wire brush when hot?

    Dichloromethane would work, but that is some realy nasty stuff and I would replace it with new before I resorted to that.
     

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