FastVat Cleaning Instructions

Instructions for cleaning your B9Creations Fast Vat I or II, and Fast Vat Med I or II.

To ensure that your B9Creations printer continues to operate within tolerance, and produce quality prints, the printer and its equipment must be maintained properly. 

When cleaning the B9Creations FastVat it is important to avoid damaging the delicate window. To ensure that the window is not damaged cleaning should be done with:

  • The squirt bottle that came with the printer full of isopropyl alcohol
  • A couple of clean microfiber cloths
  • Paper towels
  • Funnel and strainer 
  • Resin bottle for resin in the vat
  • Rubber spatula 
  • Plastic razor
  • Windex or some form of glass cleaner


Empty any remaining resin from the vat

  • place the funnel with the strainer on top of the resin bottle
  • pour the resin out of the vat into a bottle through the funnel
    • Use the spatula to gently scape resin into the container
  • The strainer should catch any failed prints or particulate that is in the resin
  • It is generally not recommended to mix old and new resin


Cleaning the inside of the vat  

  • If any resin has adhered to the window, soak with isopropyl alcohol and attempt to remove with a rubber spatula
    • If the resin remains stuck to the window, continue to let it soak in isopropyl alcohol. At this time, if the rubber spatula cannot remove the resin, gently use a plastic razor to detach the resin
  • To remove any resin residue left in the vat, spray the vat down with isopropyl alcohol
  • While avoiding the window use a paper towel to clean the vat
  • To clean the vat window, use a clean microfiber cloth and gently clean the window inside of the vat


Cleaning the outside of the vat  

  • To ensure the vat is completely clean, use a paper towel and isopropyl alcohol to wash down the exterior walls of the vat 
  • It is important to ensure that the window on the underside of the vat is also clean. This can be accomplished with Windex and a microfiber cloth


Filling the vat after cleaning  

  • Before refilling the vat with your desired resin, ensure that the resin is well mixed by shaking the bottle
  • If you are printing an item with a print volume of less than 60ml on a Fast Vat I or II (or Fast Vat Med I or II) fill it up to the first ledge on the inside of the vat