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#1 mattcrackers

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 11:13 AM

After some help please.

I have a 3D Printed body wich has the usual lines from the printer.

What I would like to know is what have people used to fill the body to have a smooth finish?

I was thinking of priming the body, sanding, priming etc until I have built it up enough to have a smooth surface.

Is there a better/alternative way of doing this.

I was thinking also of using some type of filler but afraid I might lose some of the cars lines.

Any help is much appreciated.

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 11:48 AM

Hi Matt,

I use a casting resin I picked up from bunnings, it gives the print additional strength as well.

From this
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To this, I thought I had a better pic though this wasn't the finished resin product
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to this
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I have also tried two cans of spray, one a clear polyurethane, the other a colour of your choice (Rust-oleum works really well).

Spray with clear then with colour immediately, three lightish coats 15 mins apart.

This was using the above technique.
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Edited by ZeGas, 10 February 2020 - 11:50 AM.

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 12:43 PM

Cheers Grant.

After a bit of searching I'm thinking of trying the Rustoleum filler/primer.

Sanding down between coats, so as to keep the detail on the car.

Might take some time but I'd eventually like to make a silicon mould to produce a lighter weight resin body.

Here's the car, sitting on one of your chassis's atm, as you can see it needs a little work.

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Not that I haven't got anything to do on my workbench at the moment either, just another project.

cheers

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 01:18 PM

I was going to try that myself but could only find it online so forgot about it. Let us know how it goes.

BTW that car's sitting really nice.
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