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How do you remove Gorilla Glue stains from Esun PLA+ Prints?

davidguzmanjr
(@davidguzmanjr)
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Hello, 

How do you remove Gorilla Glue stains from Esun PLA+ Prints?  I used Gorilla Glue on the ESun's Red PLA+ and it leaves a nasty white stain.  Any tips for cleaning this up? 

Thanks, 

David Guzman Jr

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Topic starter Posted : 21/04/2021 11:32 pm
Luke
 Luke
(@lmf5000)
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Hi David,

Welcome to the community! Acetone (nail polish remover) dissolves gorilla glue but doesn't dissolve PLA, so in theory you could put some on a tissue and rub the stains out with acetone. Make sure it's a well-ventilated area because acetone is extremely flammable. You could also try soaking the print in it for 15 minutes or so to soften the glue more.

If that doesn't do it or you don't have acetone handy, you could try alcohol (rubbing alcohol, isopropyl, surgical spirit or similar). This is not as strong a solvent as acetone though.

Lastly, if all else fails, you could sand the print lightly or use a dremel with the polishing cloth attachment (though be very careful because that eats through PLA as fast as sandpaper does). After sanding, the sanded part will have a dull surface. You can restore the shine with a quick blast from a heat gun or a brulee burner (butane blowtorch). In a pinch you could also use a gas stove or grill but make sure it doesn't get heat for more than a few seconds because it will warp.

Hope this helps! Let me know how it goes! 🙂

Regards,
Luke

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Posted : 22/04/2021 9:30 pm
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