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sandable material [message #73934] Fri, 30 August 2013 00:42 UTC Go to next message
avatar BlindSquirrelProps  is currently offline BlindSquirrelProps
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Most of what I 3D print are masters that, once cleaned up, will be molded in silicone for duplication in resin.

What would be really great is a material that sands and smooths easily. The WSF really takes some work to smooth out any printing texture. The polishing option does help but it would be great to have a something softer. Flexibility isn't a consideration for me.

Any recommendations or new material in the works?
Re: sandable material [message #73952 is a reply to message #73934 ] Fri, 30 August 2013 13:23 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Youknowwho4eva  is currently offline Youknowwho4eva
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Have you tried spraying a clear coat over the item? Should be easier than sanding and help with molding. With WSF it will take several coats as the material is very porous.

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Re: sandable material [message #74002 is a reply to message #73952 ] Sat, 31 August 2013 22:03 UTC Go to previous message
avatar GWMT  is currently offline GWMT
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Frosted Detail sands nicely after it's been cleaned by submerging it in Bestine. Flat surfaces only need five or six passes with a grey 180 grit sanding stick;


Hard to reach nooks and crannies can be quickly cleaned up with a battery operated Salon Shaper (search it on Ebay):

http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR 2.TRC1.A0.Xsalon+shaper&_nkw=salon+shaper&_sacat=0&a mp;_from=R40

There's also a 50 piece sanding bit set available for the tool:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Electric-Nail-Drill-Bit-SET-3-32-File -Shank-Manicure-Pedicure-Bits-Use-Kits-30P-/261269267677?pt= US_Nail_Care&hash=item3cd4dca4dd

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