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outdoor/waterproofed "plastic" materials [message #37607] Sat, 29 October 2011 22:21 UTC Go to next message
avatar shape_marc  is currently offline shape_marc
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i wonder which "plastic" (nylon, abs ...) material
i may use for outdoor usage;
ideally this material would have an "as-smooth-as-possible"
surface (and probably even different colouring options;

... or/and ...

can i use lacquers/surface finishings to impregnate materials?

please accept my apologies for this amateurish
questions ... am a novice to 3d printing!
Re: outdoor/waterproofed "plastic" materials [message #37664 is a reply to message #37607 ] Mon, 31 October 2011 13:06 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Youknowwho4eva  is currently offline Youknowwho4eva
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I wouldn't leave any of the plastic materials outside without treatment of some sort. Check out the Post Processing part of the forum for lots of hints on how to protect your models from the elements.


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