View Full Version : sticky edges on UHI acrylic

Alexa Ristow
04-28-2009, 12:17 PM
Hi oh Experienced ones,

I am cutting UHI acrylic for the first time and I am left with sticky edges. Can someone please tell me if:
1) will it dry out on its own ?
2) If not, what can I use to remove the sticky residue without damaging the UHI ?
3) I am cutting at full power ( 60 watt) at a low speed. Will an even lower speed or multiple passes make a difference?

Many Thanks,

Rodne Gold
04-28-2009, 12:39 PM
Multipass wont work , we cut UHI with 30w and sticky edges dont seem a problem , lower your PPI or frequency when you cut.
You can also try benziene to clean the edges , however it is a carcinogenic, failing that , scrape the edges with a flat scraper (the cutting edge of a scissor works well)
Are you cutting with masking on both sides - the masking stops melt getting on the surface adjacent to the cut.

Alexa Ristow
04-28-2009, 1:40 PM
Thank you

Changing the freq did solve our problem


Thad Nickoley
04-28-2009, 10:56 PM
Is this the same "sticky" that I get on lasermax. I usually clen with DNA but if I could get rid of the sticky by adjusting the freq I would like that.