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My GEEETech Prusa i3Here is the Gray CoroPad

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August 3, 2015: I recently read a review about a new bed material that would eliminate the mess of glue sticks, blue tape and hairspray. To be fair, I had only tried th glue stick and blue tape. Each has thier pros and cons. For me the cons far outweigh the benefits. I loved it when I could just print on glass, no muss, no fuss, no glue residue, no need to replace torn tape...

You can read the review at 3dPrint.com. There is some additional information in the forums at 3dPrint.com too. You can read about it at the manufacturer's site www.corotechnology.com. They have recently updated thier website and store. You can even download a short guide to using it. You can watch their product video here. When I ordered mine, since I am in the US, I had to do it via email. Since then, all orders are processed though thier site. The product ships from Poland and arrives quickly too. 

The closest thing to CoroPad that I have seen it the BuildTak product. It is a similar product, though thier sizes are different. The cost per piece is a bit more than the CoroPad as well. And it only comes in one color, black. CoroPad is about $3 cheaper per sheet and comes in 5 colors. The gray I currently have is a bit translucent. 

Changing out the pad was a bit of a chore. The pad came up easy enough; but, the glue stayed behind. I worked about 10 minutes with some GooGone and a razor blade to get it off. It did come up and I got the glass degreased. 

Overall, I have been very impressed with the quality of the product. It really has made printing easy again. All I have needed to do is wipe down the surface with rubbing alcohol and print. Pretty awesome, if you ask me. I damaged my first pad by using a razor scraper to try and remove some really short prints where I could not get any leverage. Since then, I use a metal putty knife. Not really sharp, but it gets the prints off cleanly. And does a great job keeping the prints stuck to the bed. 

If I had to do it again, I would buy it again. And I did... I now have a new CoroPad on my printer and a spare for when it goes bad. Though I did over 20 prints on the pad that I had damaged and would still be using it, but I wanted a clean and fresh one for a fair review. 

If you have any questions about this project, email me.

Original Black CoroPad

This is the original black CoroPad. You can order any of 5 colors and 10 sizes. 

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Blue CoroPad

Here is the blue Coropad that they sent as a sample. It is only 100mm x 100mm. But it give you an idea of the color. The spots on the lower left corner are from peeling back the backing to take a look.

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New extruder mount

Here is a picture of the new extruder and mount.

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Test Piece

This is a close up of a test piece I made. It is a lot better than previous prints; however, I had the X axis belt was loose.

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