How to smooth out a strong and flexible model?

Discussion in 'Finishing Techniques' started by psychokitty, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. psychokitty
    psychokitty New Member
    I recently received a nano ipod bracelet made from black strong and flexible material. The only drawback is that it is like wearing sandpaper on your wrist. Is there a way without killing it to polish the grit off?

    Thanks for any suggestions you give me.

    Shapeways fan!
  2. Modelsbymarsden
    Modelsbymarsden New Member
    Can either sand it down or better yet use filler primer (best would be two-pack but that's asking a lot). A lot of people seem to swear by gloss as it's thick and will smooth out parts.
  3. MrFluffyThing
    MrFluffyThing New Member
    It's recommended that you don't try to sand down strong and flexible materials. Because they are made from fused grain particles, sanding them down will only remove material, not actually smooth it.
  4. GWMT
    GWMT New Member