Ok, I have come to the breaking point, well the PEI has at least.
It has bubbled to the point that its virtually unusable in major portions of the bed. It started several months after I got the Taz and has slowly progressed. And this week, one of the bubbles tore when removing a part from the bed rendering the front half unusable because I am afraid the nozzle will catch on the torn edges if it traverses over it on the first few layers. If that happens, it will destroy more than the PEI. Its got to be replaced.
Yall have both the PEI for $45 and a whole print bed (heater/glass/pei) for $150. So, how much fun (read PITA) is it going to be to get the existing sheet off, clean glass and a new one on? Is it worth $100 just to get a whole new kit and be done with it? Or is it fairly easy to remove the old one and attach a new one? If I replace the whole schebang, I can keep the old one and remove the sheet/glue as time permits and have a pure glass bed if I need one. Or a heater for doing acetone smoothing. So its not a total waste.
Is there any instructions anywhere on replacing it? Like how to remove the old one and the adhesive, etc so I get a nice clean glass to apply a new sheet to?
Anyone replaced their PEI on a Taz (or other printer)? What was your experience? I don’t want to have the printer down for very long but a weekend project to swap the PEI is acceptable. If it turns into weeks, then its worth the extra $100 to get the kit.