Curling Torture Test

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Curling Torture Test by MacGyver Oct 7, 2012
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I've started using Suave Extreme Hold Hair Spray 10 on my Heated Build Platform and wanted some way to test it so I invented this.


If you want to test your Heated Build Platform or any platform that matter I've designed this thing for that purpose.

No more kapton tape for me! It appears it works for PLA as well as ABS too.

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Have you tested other sprays?  Do you find the Sauve is the best hold? 

I tested some "White Rain" I bought at the dollar store and it is not very good.  I'm on the lookout for Aqua Net max hold but I've not been to a store that has it yet.

Got a can this evening, and finally nailed this print (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:29858 ) that had been giving me grief for weeks. This stuff works wonders where my previous standby Dove Extra Hold had failed. Thanks!

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The other nice thing about the hair spray is it lasts for a few prints before you have to just spray some more on.  After I get a few layers on my build platform I clean it all off with acetone and start over.

I was going to ask if you also found that you had to change your Kapton Tape much more often now, since you've been using hair spray, but I see you've just got bare aluminum there! Did you used to use Kapton tape, and  then stop? What's your preferred method of cleaning up dried hairspray?

I used to use Kapton tape and kept accidentally digging it up sometimes.  I did hundreds of successful prints on kapton tape but it is so delicate I was constantly replacing it.  I now just use Suave Extreme Hold 10 hair spray alone on the aluminum plate.  I find that if I need to clean off the hair spray acetone works pretty well.

I'm using the quick change build platform so I can easily remove the platform clean it then take it outside respray it with hair spray then put it back in the bot.

Does this Hair spray work with PLA?

MacGyver - in reply to gwc

I'm not sure it will work with PLA because on my Heated Build Platform when it is cold it is not sticky at all.  When I heat it up the hair spray gets sticky again.

It makes getting models off the platform super easy.  Some of my models have popped off on their own once the platform was at room temperature.

Good thinking! Man buying all these hair products makes a guy feel young again, huh?

If only I had some hair to use it on ;) It is funny to see the look on the cashiers face when I buy hair spray though.

It does work with PLA, a bit to well lol.

It took me a lot of effort to remove the piece!

Excellent that is good know for when I switch to PLA.