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PLA smoothing

Postby mljac » 2014-Apr-Thu-11-Apr

MEK substitute being used for PLA smoothing. Has anyone tried this?

From this site. www.printedsolid.com/smoothpla/
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Re: PLA smoothing

Postby printedsolid » 2014-May-Wed-16-May

I have, but I'm the one who posted it :) I'm surprised I haven't heard of more people trying this out.

I've done it a few times since then.
Some notes:
Vapor cloud is denser than acetone, so it's harder to really fill the container. This means it tends to work better with shorter models.
color seems to be a significant factor here. This seems to work quite well with lighter color PLA or PLA/PHA, but does some weird things with dark color prints
Don't let it sit in the vapor too long. The print will start to delaminate.
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