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bikr
 bikr
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Flex Filament - Stuck to build plate. Ended up ripping off clear coat off of my build plate

Heya! 

First time printing with Flex Filament.  

Fiberology FiberFlex 40d

When I removed the print it was very heavily stuck.   I tried some isopropyl  and some elbow grease but it ended up pulling off clear coat off of the build plate.  (Which I assume is now ruined on that side.  

Any tips on how to avoid this? How to better prep / different plate to use maybe?  

TIA! 

Posted : 22/07/2022 12:17 am
Lichtjaeger
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RE: Flex Filament - Stuck to build plate. Ended up ripping off clear coat off of my build plate

RTFM

https://help.prusa3d.com/materials

Posted : 22/07/2022 5:49 am
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bikr
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Flex Filament - Stuck to build plate. Ended up ripping off clear coat off of my build plate

Super robust and helpful reply. Thank you. 

Side note: I had referred to that chart when ordering and printing , but I made a mistake and I think I thought I had a powder coated plate and in actuality it looks like I have a PEI plate.  I'm assuming the glue stick helps give a layer of something that can be peeled off easier etc.. 

 

Posted : 22/07/2022 2:00 pm
Robin
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RE: Flex Filament - Stuck to build plate. Ended up ripping off clear coat off of my build plate

Well, Lichtjaeger is right. Reading and conforming with manufacturer recommendations is a good and reliable way to avoid what happened, this is the answer to your question. And: Yes, you are correct, the glue stick works as a separation layer between the filament and the smooth PEI.

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Posted : 24/07/2022 5:15 pm
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