Tidying up a 3d printed case

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PeteW
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Tidying up a 3d printed case

Post by PeteW » Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:23 pm

I've just bought a SDrive Max for my 800xl. The case is an XL style case that's been 3d printed. It's fine from a distance but a bit rough and could really do with smoothing some rough edges and maybe even filling and painting to remove some imperfections.

Before I start doing that, I just wanted to see if there were other ways of improving the appearance of printed parts without resorting to sanding, filling and painting? Or are the old ways still the best?!

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Re: Tidying up a 3d printed case

Post by PhilC » Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:17 pm

It'll depend on what material its printed with, AFAIK pla will need sanding etc but if its ABS then you can smooth off the print with chemicals. Can't remember which ones though, so hopefully someone can confirm this.
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Re: Tidying up a 3d printed case

Post by Umberto1st » Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:19 am

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