Cold vapor acetone for ABS, 12 hours

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Cold vapor acetone for ABS, 12 hours

Postby lairdb » 2015-Jun-Fri-18-Jun

I have had moderate success with ABS and an hours in a room temperature vapor, so I thought I'd try overnight. 12 hours in a room temperature acetone vapor:

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(In case you can't make out the original any more:)

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It appears something less than 12 hours would be good.
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Re: Cold vapor acetone for ABS, 12 hours

Postby ktfergus » 2015-Jun-Sat-17-Jun

What's left of your print does look pretty smooth, tho...
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Re: Cold vapor acetone for ABS, 12 hours

Postby festaman » 2015-Aug-Thu-09-Aug

I usually do like 45 minutes and get a great glass finish
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Re: Cold vapor acetone for ABS, 12 hours

Postby thawkins » 2015-Aug-Thu-10-Aug

lairdb wrote:I have had moderate success with ABS and an hours in a room temperature vapor, so I thought I'd try overnight. 12 hours in a room temperature acetone vapor:

too long.png


(In case you can't make out the original any more:)

should be.png


It appears something less than 12 hours would be good.


Check out this, Its a cold vapor treatment system based on an ultrasonic mister.

http://3dprint.com/63013/ultrasonic-vapor-polisher/
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