Smooth out the SLS parts... any home solutions? Vibratory Tumbler?

Discussion in 'Finishing Techniques' started by fly2future, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. fly2future
    fly2future New Member
    Has anybody tried smoothing out their SLS parts? maybe using a Vibratory Tumbler? is this a process you want to attempt at home or is it way too messy, health hazardous, etc.?

    I do not want to hand sand the parts, would take way too long.

    thank you!
  2. mburkey
    mburkey New Member
    I've learned if your subject has lots of detail and inaccessible surfaces, you're better off going with WSF Polished or Frosted Detail. Best home solution is called 'elbow grease.' I've had good results with a spray can of Gunze Sanyo primer followed by sanding, etc. etc. till I get it where I want it. If you insist that it be perfect, get a set of putty blates/knives or whatever they're called. Of course, you risk losing the smaller detail. The good news is that the material can take some rough handling.