Health and Safety

We're all about safety here at 3D Gloop!, and there are a few simple rules to follow when using your 3D Gloop!

3D Gloop! is solvent based. As with any solvent based product respect must be given to proper use. 3D Gloop! carries similar if not identical safety precautions as your every day can of spray paint, model or craft paint, epoxies, and other glues.

1): Don't drink it, don't eat it, don't get 3D Gloop! anywhere near your face. Seems obvious right? 

2): Don't inhale vapors or fumes that come from 3D Gloop!. This especially means don't abuse 3D Gloop... 

3): Use precaution when using 3D Gloop! Try your best not to get 3D Gloop! on your skin or cloths. If you do, don't panic! Just be sure to remove the affected articles of clothing first (if any) to avoid prolonged exposure. Then wash all affected area with cold running water and gentle agitation. Soap can be used if desired. 

4): Always used as directed. Our goal is to keep everyone safe! 3D Gloop! can be harmful and or dangerous if used incorrectly. Follow our rules and guidelines and 3D Gloop! is safe to use. It is always a good idea to consult a products Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for more detailed use instructions and precautions.

IMPORTANT NOTE: 3D Gloop! is not for everyone. If at any point you are ever afraid to use 3D Gloop! for any reason listen to yourself and just don't use it. Remember, nothing is ever worth doing if it could cause harm to you or others. If you would like to return your 3D Gloop! at any time because you feel unsafe reach out to us and we will happily refund your order. 3D Gloop! is safe to use as directed but don't feel pressured to use it. 


Below we have broken down specific guidelines for using our product in three main areas:

Bed Adhesion | Part Adhesion | Smoothing

 
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Bed Adhesion

When using 3D Gloop! to adhere prints to your build platform make sure your room has good ventilation and avoid directly inhaling vapors from the product. 

A good rule of thumb: If you can smell 3D Gloop!, you need more ventilation. 

Wearing gloves is also advised to avoid getting 3D Gloop! onto your skin.  

Just do your best to limit how much 3D Gloop! you brush onto your build platform and the amount of time you spend doing so. 

Remember! the larger the surface area you cover the more solvent you may be exposed to. If you're using 3D Gloop! for bed adhesion on large parts over a big surface area, it is recommended you use a respirator to limit your exposure to fumes and solvents. 

It is not recommended to use 3D Gloop! on built platforms in an enclosure as solvent vapors can become trapped and quickly become overwhelming. If you wish to use 3D Gloop! in this manner we strongly recommend using a respirator. 

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Part Adhesion

When using 3D Gloop! in small quantities to adhere 3D prints together, make sure you are in an area with good ventilation. Avoid directly inhaling vapors from the product and when in doubt, use a respirator.  

A good rule of thumb: If you can smell 3D Gloop!, you need more ventilation.

Always use gloves to avoid getting 3D Gloop! onto your fingers or skin. Avoid letting 3D Gloop! sit on gloves as the solvents in 3D Gloop! may react with the material of the glove and cause them to deteriorate faster than ususal. 

Avoid prolonged exposure. If you are gluing numerous prints together, take frequent breaks in between gluing sessions. 

When using 3D Gloop! in large quantities guarantee you are working in an area with good ventilation (think an open garage, or outdoors). Wear a respirator, and gloves during uses like this.

Again, take frequent breaks in between gluing sessions to limit exposure. 

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Smoothing

3D Gloop! can be used for smoothing 3D Prints. When using 3D Gloop! for this purpose, keeping the amount and duration of exposure to 3D Gloop! low is critical like with any solvent based product such as paints, finishes, and other glues. 

Smoothing using 3D Gloop takes time and is usually performed over large surface areas. As such, the levels of solvents and the amount of time you are exposed to them are typically increased. 

ALWAYS wear proper respirators and safety equipment including eye protection, gloves, and non-penetrable clothing.

Guarantee you are working in an area with good ventilation (think an open garage, or outdoors). Additionally, set up a fan or blower to move evaporating solvent vapors away from your work space. DO NOT solely rely upon a respirator to remove solvent fumes / vapors.  

Before you begin using 3D Gloop! turn off or remove any sources of ignition from your work space.  3D Gloop! is not flammable in low concentrations, however, open flames and arcing electric sparks can pose a safety risk.