My question is whether or not I could use acetone nail polish remover with ABS cuts to make Lulzjuice (so the ABS prints stick to the PET tape/print bed)? Per our friend and LulzBot super user Charles Gantt: no!
However, one of the biggest things to avoid when making ABS juice is the use of fingernail polish remover that contains acetone, as it also contains extra mineral oils and other chemicals designed to hydrate the skin. This will leave an oily surface on your print bed, and will make it impossible for prints to stick. I like to use pure acetone, which can be found in quart sized cans for about $6 at any hardware store.
Here’s the full list of ingredients in the generic/store brand acetone nail polish remover I had laying around in the bathroom cabinet: acetone, water, propylene carbonate, dimethyl, glutarate, dimethyl succinate, dimethyl adipate, glycerin gelatin, fragrance, denatonium benzoate, d&c yellow no. 11.
Apparently some pure acetone nailpolish removers do exist, but they are rare. Lesson learned!
Has anyone experimented with nail polish remover and found different results? Seems like with the price, and availability, of acetone this shouldn’t be a problem, but in case anyone doesn’t have acetone and is impatient to get printing… Beware!