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Design in Frosted Ultra Detail [message #78427] Thu, 07 November 2013 20:08 UTC Go to next message
avatar wetronicnl  is currently offline wetronicnl
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Hello everybody,

I'm working on a project for a scale lightbar.
For this project I need an clear case. Now I knew that Frosted ultra detail wouldn;t be completly clear but I noticed stuff that made me wonder about something.

With a clear coat and nothing else I could get an almost clear case. But I couldn't get the clear coat in the openings of my case so the part that did matter didnt got clear as the top. (see pictures at the bottom of my post).

Know I'm wondering if somebody knows if the design is made solid at the sides. Would it still get clear when coated by clear varnish? I'm not sure it can also solve that part of my design. Or should I make the walls even thinner (0.8mm at the moment).

http://i43.tinypic.com/1zexv28.jpg

http://i40.tinypic.com/302ckcl.jpg

http://i42.tinypic.com/24q8wty.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_7JAH5ycFI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS5EnZ3VRs8
Re: Design in Frosted Ultra Detail [message #78699 is a reply to message #78427 ] Mon, 11 November 2013 14:08 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar bartv  is currently offline bartv
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Nice project!

Are the walls thicker than the top layer? I can imagine it's either that or printer orientation.


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Re: Design in Frosted Ultra Detail [message #78728 is a reply to message #78699 ] Mon, 11 November 2013 15:46 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar wetronicnl  is currently offline wetronicnl
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no the walls are even a little bit thinner. 0.8mm.

But what happens is that the clear varnish cant reach the inside of the chambers in the design.

So now i tried with a solid piece without the inner chambers. Hopefully the walls will get clear with clear varnish like the top of this design did.
Re: Design in Frosted Ultra Detail [message #79247 is a reply to message #78728 ] Mon, 18 November 2013 15:36 UTC Go to previous message
avatar bartv  is currently offline bartv
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Hmmm, I imagine it might become a bit murky at thicker parts, but I'd be interested to see the result!


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