Paint & Adhesive

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by QRM, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. QRM
    QRM New Member
    My first post!

    Does anyone out there have experience of using paint and adhesive on their models? (I think I will mainly be using White Strong Flexible polished).

    My project(s) require my small* 3D printed parts to be fixed to a range of materials including plastic, wood and brass, and are then overpainted.

    *typically less than 5mm x 5mm x 8mm

    What type of paints work, or don't?

    What type of adhesives work, or don't?

    If anyone has had a similar requirement, knowing what was succesful would be extremely useful.

    Thank you.........

  2. dynath
    dynath New Member
    I haven't attached any of my prints to wood but i've done plastics and metal many times. I generally print in WSF without polishing. I do a lot of miniature wargaming bits that are about the sizes your are describing.
    The material is a soaks up paint quite well so I generally start by dipping it in Future Floor polish (acrylic floor polish by S.C. johnson). For glue I use traditional CA glue, essentially fancy super glue. As with all glues you have to hold it for a few seconds before it bonds. Because WSF soaks up stuff I seal it before I glue but thats a personal choice not really a requirement.
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2011
  3. QRM
    QRM New Member
    Thank you.

    I imagined it would be something like that. I posted the question as i have not received my first order yet, so could not experiment myself