PEI maintenance

Discussion in 'Guides, Mods, and Upgrades' started by R Design, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. R Design

    R Design Well-Known Member

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    From time to time the question of how to maintain the Clever3D printbed PEI surface comes up.

    Nobody mentioned that Tom Sanladerer did a video on this:

    https://toms3d.org/2017/05/08/guide-restoring-maintaining-pei-printbed/

    Having never done anything more than to dust mine, I cringed whilst watching what he gets up to https://toms3d.org/2017/05/08/guide-restoring-maintaining-pei-printbed/

    However it's nice to know these things can be done when the time comes.

    btw. he suggests that one might want to print certain filaments at a LOWER bed temperature in order to avoid them ripping up the PEI. Yikes. Didn't know that could happen.
     
  2. mike01hu

    mike01hu Well-Known Member

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    I always follow @Alex9779 initial findings and ensure that I have a cool down element in the post script. I set this to 30C and there is enough shrinkage in the aluminium plate to automatically unstick the part.
     
  3. R Design

    R Design Well-Known Member

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  4. dc42

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    I clean the PEI bed on my printer with isopropanol.
     
  5. gonzalo

    gonzalo Well-Known Member

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    I clean PEI with alcohol and also sand it with 400grit paper, gives a nice mat finish.
     

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