3M Blue tape... new style = bad?

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mrgibbon
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3M Blue tape... new style = bad?

Post by mrgibbon » Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:34 am

Hi All, I just bought a roll of what must be a change in product for the 3M blue tape.
The new stuff is smoother, and has yellow writing all through it.

Just tried it, just like I did the old stuff. It sucks.
I'm going to test again, but its just not sticky enough on the glue side!
As soon as ABS starts to cool (4 layers in?) the raft just peeled up, taking the tape with it.
Nasty.

Is there anything else I can use?
Anyone else tried it?

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Re: 3M Blue tape... new style = bad?

Post by DrewPetitclerc » Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:17 pm

You should try Elmer's washable glue stick, purple to clear or what ever is equal in your part of the world, works great on glass and all other surfaces, holds all plastics even Nylon, easy to wash off, easy to get, cheap.
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Re: 3M Blue tape... new style = bad?

Post by mrgibbon » Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:46 am

Hi Drew, I found the blue tape I was using, you have to look for the word "Original" on the side....

In terms of the glue, do you let it dry first, or use when tacky? The equivalent here in Oz is probably the Pritt-Stick.
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Re: 3M Blue tape... new style = bad?

Post by DrewPetitclerc » Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:37 pm

Rub it on a few minutes before printing, it is basically dry but the hot plastic makes it stick right away, just make sure it is water washable or you will have a mess, test first!
Can you order it online?
I use it on my "UP Plus Pro" with a glass bed and my "Zortrax M200 Pro" with a perforated bed.
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