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After not having access to any usable http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:28787, and having some major problems with skin grease on the print bed, we were looking for something to clean it up. What we found ended up making prints stick so well that for large prints we sometimes had to replace the ripped-up tape. For smaller prints it works like a dream.
Note: You can't upload a thing without a file, so the .stl is http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:16621 by Henque19. Thanks!
Put a cotton ball or some folded up paper towel (Tissue paper or toilet paper just fall apart) and apply some polish remover. Wipe over your preexisting blue-tape bed once or twice, and print! Voila, sticky, sticky bed.
Warning: Do NOT use denatured alcohol or stronger dilutions of acetone. If you apply anything with a higher concentration than nail polish remover, you will NEVER get the tape off of the bottom of your print!
Major ingredients (For comparison): Acetone, water, propylene carbonate, dimethyl glutarate, dimethyl succinate, dimethyl adipate, glycerine, and gelatin. The rest are fragrances/colors.
Miracle Print Adhesion Method #2 by grabercars is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure grabercars would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!