outdoor/waterproofed "plastic" materials

Discussion in 'Technologies and Hardware' started by shape_marc, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. shape_marc
    shape_marc New Member
    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!
  2. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    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.