Sandstone treatment

Discussion in 'My Shapeways Order Arrived' started by ssegal0, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. ssegal0
    ssegal0 New Member
    I recently uploaded my first piece and will be receiving it in a couple of weeks. My main concern is that the full color sandstone is fragile. I am worried about chipping or breakage. Do you guys use any products such as a polyurethane spray or paint to strengthen the sandstone? My piece is a 1.5 inch character and i'm not too sure how fragile it will turn out.

    Any suggestions or ideas would be really appreciated.


  2. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    The pieces are sealed with a super glue like material. This makes it stronger than a raw piece, but still fairly fragile.
  3. lensman
    lensman Well-Known Member
    Yeah, normal handling is okay, but if you drop it onto something hard it could chip or break. Treat it like a coffee mug and you should be okay.

  4. ssegal0
    ssegal0 New Member
    Thanks for the responses. It will be used as a card protector on a poker table which is a soft felt table so feel like I won't have to reinforce the piece especially if it already has superglue substance on outside.