A resin spill can quickly escalate from a minor inconvenience to a significant issue if not handled promptly and correctly. Whether you're a seasoned artisan or a casual hobbyist, understanding how to minimize damages after a resin spill is an essential skill that can save your printer’s LCD screen. In this article, we will guide you through some useful steps to clean the LCD screen after a resin spill.
1. Cleaning the LCD
Common cleaning process
- Turn off the printer and unplug the power cord
- Remove the UV cover
- Clean up any excess resin present around the resin vat
- Remove the resin vat and place some kitchen paper towels under it
- Soak up excess resin present on the LCD with a soft kitchen paper towel or tissue
- Spray a small amount of 95% sanitizing alcohol on the LCD
- Use a soft kitchen paper towel or a fiber cloth to wipe the LCD surface continuously in one direction
- Repeat the preceding step until the LCD screen is not sticky anymore
Remove cured resin on the LCD
If the resin is still present on the LCD screen after the common cleaning process, you can proceed to the following steps to remove cured resin.
- Dampen some kitchen paper towels in 95% sanitizing alcohol
- Cover the cured resin with the soaked kitchen paper towels
- Cover the kitchen paper towels with a plastic wrap for 12 to 24 hours (depending on the extent of the resin spill)
- Remove the plastic wrap and the kitchen paper towels from the LCD surface
- Gently remove the softened resin from the LCD
DO NOT scrape with sharp metal objects. This is to prevent the LCD screen from becoming damaged
2. Checking Other Parts
- Make sure the Z-rod is intact
- Check the interior parts of the printer and dry clean them with soft paper towels or microfiber cloth
DO NOT use alcohol when cleaning the printer’s internal components.
3. Checking the Status of the Printer
- Plug in the power adapter and turn on the printer
- Perform the Z-axis calibration test to check the status of the Z-rod
- Run a Dry Test Print to check the status of the LCD screen
A Dry Test Print/Dry Run Test is a print without attaching the resin vat onto the 3D printer. This is typically used for checking the status of the resin 3D printer’s LCD screen.
By following the above instruction, you can learn how to clean the LCD screen and check other components after a resin spill. If you face any difficulties or encounter any further issues, feel free to reach out to Phrozen support or your authorized reseller for further assistance. When contacting Phrozen support, kindly send some photos or videos illustrating the issues.