Once you have finished printing, it is good practice to clean your vat and platform and any other tools you have used in the printing process.
If you are going to print with the same colour resin within the next few days you may wish to leave your vat with resin on the Lotus EZ. However you should ensure the cover is replaced so that it does not cure during this time. We do not recommend leaving it for longer than a few days however.
It is our preference to always filter unused resin back into their bottles to maintain a clean working environment.
Once you have emptied your vat thoroughly, you can remove excess resin residue by gently running your black scraper along the surface of the vat to assist in push all liquid into the funnel provided. The slopes and corners of the vat allow easy drainage into the funnel.
Now you can clean the vat with paper towel and a solvent such as isopropyl alcohol (IPA). Damp a paper towel with some IPA and wipe well until all residue is removed. This is also a good chance to inspect the FEP film on the bottom of the vat for any scratches, or punctures which may compromise its ability to hold resin.
Cleaning the platform is very similar. You can again use the black scraper to slide off any excess resin into the funnel and then proceed with wiping it thoroughly with a paper towel dampened with IPA.
Also ensure there is no resin on the white casing of the Lotus EZ itself. Resin left on the case for an extended period will slowly damage the ABS material.