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Easy Way to Smooth PLA | No Sanding

by 3DSage Jun 8, 2018
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merci pour le partage

Un grand merci a toi pour ton partage, cette info me seras bien utile :)

A big thank you to you for this info, it will be very useful :)

will it be the same if its water base polyurthane(polycrylic)?

Thaks for an idea. Don't you miss small details when applying extra ~0.2mm layer paint+varnish? Have you achieved good results with that nice technique on more complicated and detailed models?

Can you hand paint the print after this process?

Thanks,Can't wait to try,will upload a pic when I do : )

Great job! Good idea!

Nice idea!
(And to everyone whining about using chemicals... EVERYTHING is a chemical. My favorite is this one: http://www.dhmo.org/facts.html)

LD50: 190g/Kg. lol
actually there are kinds of DHMO that are actually a bit less fun to ingest.
Di-Deuterium-Monoxide is a bit slower in most reactions, thereby not a good substitude.
Di-Tritium-Monoxide is weakly radioactive (radioactive enough to do bad things when ingested though)

Stay save :)

This is an awesome idea. Thank you for sharing it!

Thanks for taking the time to make this video and posts this for others. I couldn't care less if the title said something about chemicals.... and for those that do.... grow up.

Great Job. I'll let you know how it turns out for me.

Thank you for saying that! Yes do let me know how it turns out!

Thanks for the idea! I'll try and post results!

Awesome! Sounds good!

No chemicals - except polyurethane and spray paint

Nice accidental find, but this definitely uses chemicals. You should change the name so it's not misleading.

I don't want to be misleading but how can I say this in the shortest possible way? "Google results show people saying to use chemicals like Methylene Chloride, Dichlorometane, chloroform, Tetra Hydro Furan, Sodium Hydroxide, or Oxolan. But my tutorial does not use those dangerous and hard to find chemicals. Just easy to find and use spray cans."

You don't use that line at all because it's technically a lie. Just because you're using different chemicals than the known ways doesn't mean this can be considered chemical free.

Ok title corrected

Thanks for posting this!

You are welcome! Thank you for your comment.

Very interesting video. I may give this a try the next time I have a horrid looking print! Thanks for the info. and keep them coming.

Yes please do give it a try. :) I'm glad you liked my work. I enjoy making these kind of videos.

Thanks for sharing your tip, I will give it a try and see how it goes.

Great! Yes please do show how yours turns out!

I'm not sure why this is labeled no chemicals when u are using 2 different cams of aresol spray paint and poly......
I'm sure if you read the labels, u will see that it says to use only in well ventilated areas due to the CHEMICALS in it!!!!!!!
Good idea, but I think the part where it say no chemicals should be removed!!!!!
This is a can of duplicolor spray paint and just like the rest of my cans, they all have a list of very dangerous chemicals at the bottom.

I want to thank you for bringing this up. For years I have searched how to melt or smooth filament and the results people would post were to use chemicals like Methylene Chloride, Dichlorometane, chloroform, Tetra Hydro Furan, Sodium Hydroxide, Oxolan and many other weird and hard to find chemicals.
So my way uses spray paint and spray polyurethane which are two very common and widely used products that yes contain chemical (technically everything does btw) but are so much less dangerous than the alternatives listed above that I feel I am valid in saying that my way stands out and should have and keep the label to let people know this one is different.

Thank you for sare this idea! I learned always! :-)

You are welcome! And thank you for your nice comment!

Very useful information. Thanks for the video and sharing it !

Of course! I was so happy when this worked that I am excited to share it with the 3D printing community! Glad I could help. :)

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