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Just discovered some highly effective glue for print bed !
I've been having a lot of trouble lately trying to print the Diagrid bracelet on Thingiverse. No matter what I tried, I couldn't get the bottom layers to stick to the bed. The bottom layers of the bracelet consist of very small parts and they were lifting away from the bed every time causing the print to fail.
I eventually ran out of the glue stick that comes with the Da Vinci and was hunting around the house for an alternative. I tried another brand of glue stick which was even worse but then I came across some Cosmic Shimmer acrylic craft glue my wife uses.
So I thought, what the heck it can't be any worse than the glue sticks and gave it a shot. I was amazed when the first layers stuck perfectly and the rest of bracelet also printed perfect first time !
I also discovered you can remove your prints as soon as they finish printing and they come away from the bed with very little effort. In fact, the glue works so well, it's best to remove your prints right away or it gets harder to remove them once the bed cools down.
My prints are now lovely and clean too, no mess on the bottom to clean off as with the glue sticks.
You only need to use a very thin layer of the glue or your prints will stick too well. The first test I did with it, I used way too much and had a hard time removing the print.
This stuff really is fantastic, it's even easier to clean off the bed than the glue sticks. Just wipes off with a damp cloth with no effort.
Cheap too at £2.99 for 30ml on ebay.
Please note, I am in no way connected to Cosmic Shimmer and other acrylic glues are available. :lol:
Davinci 1.0 with repetier 0.92 & E3D hotend
Slicer - Simplify3d 

Sounds good, I'll have to try to find some. I'm always open to trying new things.

I can't recommend it highly enough.
I've printed dozens of things without having to change the glue yet.
I find the best way to apply it is to brush it on with a small paint brush in very thin layers till you get the right amount to stick your prints without them sticking too well.
Davinci 1.0 with repetier 0.92 & E3D hotend
Slicer - Simplify3d 


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