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Spray paint on 3d printing object [message #68160] Thu, 16 May 2013 15:29 UTC Go to next message
avatar TommyHewCk  is currently offline TommyHewCk
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Can we spray painting with strong and flexible plastic?
Re: Spray paint on 3d printing object [message #68163 is a reply to message #68160 ] Thu, 16 May 2013 16:18 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Mhagan  is currently offline Mhagan
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Absolutely, make sure you clean the part really well and plastic primer will let your paint stick better and will make the paint job look nicer for longer.


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Re: Spray paint on 3d printing object [message #68180 is a reply to message #68160 ] Thu, 16 May 2013 23:34 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar henryseg  is currently offline henryseg
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I've had good results with spray dye, e.g. VHT vinyl spray dye. It soaks into the porous WSF, so it won't chip off.
Re: Spray paint on 3d printing object [message #68194 is a reply to message #68180 ] Fri, 17 May 2013 03:13 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar UniverseBecoming  is currently offline UniverseBecoming
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Thanks for that, I didn't know about this! I've added it to my personal list I maintain specifically for building stuff. Smile


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Re: Spray paint on 3d printing object [message #68334 is a reply to message #68194 ] Mon, 20 May 2013 02:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar TinyMtn  is currently offline TinyMtn
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Just make sure to use a water-based sealant/paint and not oil-based (they'll pit). Minwax Polycrylic works great for WSF parts, I've found.


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Re: Spray paint on 3d printing object [message #68417 is a reply to message #68160 ] Tue, 21 May 2013 09:01 UTC Go to previous message
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Tamiya Fine Surface Primer works well with WSF (and FUD), once a couple of coats have been applied the surface is good for Acrylics or enamels.

Spray Acrylic (Humbrol brand) works well straight onto WSF too. but generally needs 4 or 5 coats..

Paul

 
   
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