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Tips on painting: 3D prints of this kind are not ' fully dense' output objects. They are comprised of nylon with 26% air by volume, which is perfect for its lightness and super-toughness, and is suitable for all aspects of rocketry. The material's properties are akin to describing it as a 'nylon balsa', and by no means soft. Stronger and more resilient than ABS, and certainly tougher than styrene. Strength to weight is much higher, thus less material is needed. Larger models with larger spans do flex, and flex less when a finish coat is applied. I found enamel paint as the base coat or primer to be most efficient method of finishing these parts. All my designs are all hollow, including the fins, for the lightest of possible designs to factor for stability. Look for other paint types that behave similarly for this approach, or do your own experimentation.
About This Shop
This shop is dedicated to sport rocketry enthusiasts to fulfill the community's rocketry part needs. It is a repository of rocket components to be printed on demand for their use in many special projects, and are exclusively designed by me, Kevin A. Cespedes ( NAR #92766 ).


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