Finishing 3d parts

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Finishing 3d parts

Post by Gambit » Sat May 12, 2018 1:32 am

Hi folks,
I have some abs 3d parts that I want to finish and paint. I am new to this and I am unsure which products are needed to achieve a smooth painted look? I am based in the UK. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Cheers 👍

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Re: Finishing 3d parts

Post by Italian77 » Sat May 12, 2018 9:47 pm

You could wet sand them, going finer in grit each time all the way up to 4000 or so. I also heard about using acetone vapors to smooth ABS. I have watched videos on youtube showing both. You should be able to fins them pretty easy.
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Re: Finishing 3d parts

Post by Gambit » Sun May 13, 2018 3:18 pm

I've seen the acetone vaper done but not sure about this as a couple of parts are for mechanical use so don't want the parts to change size - (even slightly). I will try the wet sanding approach and then paint. Does anyone know of a good primer for 3d printed parts?
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