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Filament recommendations

Post by PhilC » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:40 pm

Hi All,

can anyone recommend a filament thats a good match to the ST case. Everything I've seen so far is either grey thats too dark or white.

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Re: Filament recommendations

Post by rpineau » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:25 am

While I don't have an answer (yet) I'm too interested in finding a list of filament that match the ST/STE , Mega ST, MegaSTE and TT (which is not grey).
I did a quick image search on google for "grey ABS filament" but it's hard to gauge even with a screen that is color calibrated. I looked for ABS but PLA would also be ok as long as we can find a color match.


Edit :
Apparently the color for the ST case is RAL 7038, I found some filament with that color but hard to tell :
https://colorfabb.com/pla-700007-agate-grey-ral-7038

Edit 2 :
RAL 7038 is smack between Pantone 413U and 414U ... so only testing will say
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Re: Filament recommendations

Post by PhilC » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:00 am

Thank you. Will see if I can find something in the UK cheaper but with that paint code and see what it prints like.
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Re: Filament recommendations

Post by PhilC » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:26 pm

Latest update, to get the filament above would end up costing me about £45-£50 specially made, so I am considering printing it with the grey I already have and then painting them.
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Re: Filament recommendations

Post by rpineau » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:37 pm

Wow, yea... too expensive
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Re: Filament recommendations

Post by tzok » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:05 pm

I think this may be somehow helpful:
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I was painting with RAL7044 and it is at least one tone too light.

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Re: Filament recommendations

Post by PhilC » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:09 pm

Thanks, that is useful. I will take a panel with me and get it colour matched when I buy the paint.
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Re: Filament recommendations

Post by tzok » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:17 pm

Due to surface structure of original case, colors look different on it than on shiny sample. I was painting with glossy paint and it wasn't too shiny, but I thing a better choice would be semi-gloss/satin, especially for painting on 3D printouts. When painting on plastic you have to use plastic primer. I'm positively surprised with the hardness/durability of the paint, I was using Motip/Dupli Color series paints (they specialize in automotive paints).

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Re: Filament recommendations

Post by PhilC » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:28 pm

Thanks, will see what I can find. I need to bond the 3d printed parts to a mega case initially, what would you suggest I use as a glue/ filler?
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Re: Filament recommendations

Post by rpineau » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:27 am

Superglue works well on ABS printed part. But.. be careful as it act as a solvent for ABS, so it's ok to glue 2 parts together, not so much to fill holes and gaps.
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