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    Technician Axl_Myk's Avatar
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    Cleaning the bed

    Besides alcohol, being in short supply, what's good to use for cleaning the bed.
    I have an Ender 3pro. I have acetone but I understand that will melt the bed.

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    Cheapest possible window cleaner you can get. That way there is not other chemicals that could render cleaning useless.

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    We have Dawn, which is what we use for most things. A little white vinegar. I'll give that a try. It works on astronomy equipment and windows, so it should be ok.
    I'll report back.
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    I was just looking Walmart online store has some and the price is not too bad!

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    Last edited by Roberts_Clif; 01-23-2021 at 10:43 AM.

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    I think that window cleaner from Walmart would be decent enough for fast cleaning. But I would recommend professional and complex cleaning of your apartment. Something like this or any local cleaning service and see what you'll get. I would recommend hiring a cleaner once a month.

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    I have a cleaner. My Wife.
    This isn't a business environment.

    I tried the Distilled water, vinegar, Dawn mix. Then rinsed with distilled water.
    I ended up putting my new surface on. I'll try again.

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    I tried to use alcohol, but no result. After using vinegar, it became even worse, because the surface turned yellowish. Have you found a better DIY option? To be honest, I couldn't. In fact I decided to entrust this work to professionals. I appealed to End of Tenancy Cleaning Near Me, as it is not far from my region. Surprisingly, they managed to clean it in about 15 minutes. I don't know what kind of chemicals they use, but they were complete odorless. Anyway, if you ever need their help, I recommend you with all my heart!
    Last edited by Salver; 01-25-2021 at 03:32 PM.

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    what is the surface ?
    And what kind of dirt do you have ?

    I find that mostly I just wipe the dust off :-) And occasionally leaves that blow through the windows facing the printers.

    For everything else a quick wipe with a sheet of kitchen paper dampened with acetone is all I've ever used.
    Given how fast it evaporates and how little you need - it's just not there long enough to damage even a susceptible print surface.

    Not sure how a print bed can get really greasy or dirty ?
    What are you guys doing to them ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salver View Post
    I tried to use alcohol, but no result. After using vinegar, it became even worse, because the surface turned yellowish. Have you found a better DIY option? To be honest, I couldn't. In fact I decided to entrust this work to professionals. I appealed to End of Tenancy Cleaning Near Me, as it is not far from my region. Surprisingly, they managed to clean it in about 15 minutes. I don't know what kind of chemicals they use, but they were complete odorless. Anyway, if you ever need their help, I recommend you with all my heart!
    Same thing, man... I think that I will call this agency. Thanks!

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    The only time I use anything other than a quick wipe with Acetone is on surfaces which I have used glue stick which when they get scruffy I put a drop of washing up liquide on the surface and wash off under a tap with water, dry, then wipe over with IsoPropyl Alcohol

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