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Re: Shapeways 3D stuff

March 8 2017 at 2:29 PM
Mike Goldberg  (Login MikeyBugs95)
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Response to Shapeways 3D stuff

Everything that the above members said but before priming, you should've let the parts sit in sunlight or under a UV lamp for a few hours to cure any uncured resin. Then rinse the parts in warm soapy water or soak them in dish detergent and lightly scrub with a soft brush to remove grease or wax. You could also soak the parts in White Spirit (but nothing stronger) for a few minutes and then let dry completely. Then prime the parts with acrylic primer. Do **not** use any solvent based paints on the 3D printed parts because the paints could not dry properly and at worst melt the resin. I'm even weary of using Tamiya "acrylics" because they aren't true acrylics and are flammable.

To attach the parts I'm sure you're aware that you need to use CA or super-glue.


    
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