Smooth as silk! Thank you so much for this tip. I liked it so much... I started this thread ;)
This is working.
I am now 80% through printing whpthomas's spool mod.
Overall, I just can't wait to be off this clear PLA. I'm hoping that's the problem.
I think PLA has taken 3D printing down a strange road. Next someone will discover that cedar planks are the best printing surface and you can cure PLA by popping it in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Great dig Joseph,So it seams that Safflower oil at 266 is one of the better vegetable oils - I have been using extra light olive oil at 242, which has been working just fine.
I told him the canola trick. He says he will try it, but his machine prints clear PLA with no trouble.
Is that legitimate rape seed oil? :}
First - thank you wpthomas for this tip!!!I have been having issues printing lately too ( been posting here and thank you everyone! This group is a life saver ) with my Replicator 2 and came across a posting from wpthomas ( THANK YOU ). He used just a dab of Canola oil on the filament prior to loading it in his Replicator 2. I can testify that this has totally reconditioned, blessed, removed demons, etc from my Replicator 2. Canola oil + Firmware 7.0 = one happy camper (at least until the next failed print ).I wanted to post my results.-DavidP.S. And no foul odors!