This section assumes you have either shut down or disabled the Printer you are inspecting.
Because it is made of acrylic, the upper-build-chamber door requires special cleaning instructions that must be followed to avoid damage and printer downtime. Inspect the door for material splashes and dust/debris (particularly on the inside of the door).
Clean Acrylic Door
This door must be cleaned with a specialty product such as Novus No. 1 or Brillianize. A mild solution of soap or detergent and water can also be safely used. DO NOT use window-cleaning fluids with ammonia (such as Windex or Formula 409), gasoline, denatured alcohol, carbon tetrachloride, or acetone. Using any of these will cause the acrylic to crack.
- Apply the cleaning product with a damp, nonabrasive, lint-free cloth. Using a microfiber cloth or cellulose sponge is also acceptable.
- Rinse with a nonabrasive cloth and clean water.
- Blot-dry with a chamois cloth, damp cellulose sponge, or microfiber cloth to prevent water spotting
- Remember to clean both sides of the door.
- In rare cases, the door can acquire a static charge, which can attract material to its surface. Material can also splash onto the door if a failed build falls off the platform and into the resin tray. If there is material on the door, follow Steps 1-4, above, and then wipe down the door with an anti-static cloth to dissipate any charge that might be there.
NOTE: Grease, oil, and tar may be removed with hexane, naptha or kerosene. Be sure to wash these solvents off quickly to prevent damage to the acrylic.