Aqua Net

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Aqua Net

Post by timothysvec » Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:30 pm

I read on thingaverse about using Aqua Net hair spray. Man, it works excellent. I just cover my glass plate with blue masking tape and take it outside and give that plate a spray with Aqua Net. The abs sticks really well. Hope this helps!
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Re: Aqua Net

Post by michaellatif » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:04 pm

That's interesting! I will have to try that. Does this work for PLA also? How heavy of a coat do you put on? Does it leave a residue on the printed object? Can it be cleaned off?
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Re: Aqua Net

Post by timothysvec » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:22 pm

I'm only using abs so far.
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Re: Aqua Net

Post by Eric » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:35 pm

Hair spray in general, or is there something special in that one?

Hmm, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hair_spray is interesting. Sounds like modern hair spray formulas actually contain spray-on acrylic or other plastics, which would explain why it would works for us.

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Re: Aqua Net

Post by xojins » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:36 am

Are you hearing the plate out will the abs stick cold with aqua net?

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Re: Aqua Net

Post by timothysvec » Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:56 pm

I'm heating to 180 F.

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Re: Aqua Net

Post by flink » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:45 pm

Eric wrote:Hair spray in general, or is there something special in that one?

Hmm, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hair_spray is interesting. Sounds like modern hair spray formulas actually contain spray-on acrylic or other plastics, which would explain why it would works for us.


Suave from a pump bottle also works.

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Re: Aqua Net

Post by xojins » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:49 pm

How easy do the printed parts come off when the bed is hot/cold?

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Re: Aqua Net

Post by timothysvec » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:54 pm

No problem. I turn off the hot bed.... Let everything cool down... Them pry'm off with mt pocket knife. They just pop off about the same as with no hair spray. That stuff has been working really well for me.

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