Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by patmat2350, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. patmat2350
    patmat2350 Well-Known Member
    I was about to push the button on a big order for White Detail... then noticed in one place (only in one place, the Compare Materials page), White Detail is described as having a "waxy" surface.

    I need to paint my parts... can anyone confirm that White Detail happily accepts enamel paints?

  2. stop4stuff
    stop4stuff Well-Known Member
    White detail has a wax like feel to it rather than a wax surface. There may be some residue of the gel support material on the surface, but this can be cleaned off by letting the model stand in a mild and warm NaOH solution (aka lye, draino, caustic soda) followed brushing with a soft paintbrsh under running water, repeat as needed.

    I've not tried painting Whie Detail, but it should behave like any other acrylic plastic, so I imagine a coat of primer before the enamels would be ok, it's fine for Shapeways Frosted Ultra Detail.

    Last edited: Aug 1, 2012
  3. Dragoman
    Dragoman New Member
    I have painted White and Black Detail. If you clean and prime it properly it is no problem.

    Karl Heinz