Smoothing PLA

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MaxRink
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Smoothing PLA

Post by MaxRink » Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:15 am

Has any1 tried that yet?
IIRC Chloroform should work but its kinda impossible to get in Germany.

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Re: Smoothing PLA

Post by Vertigo » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:03 am

Many people have tried it. So far, Im yet to see something that actually works. Closest is probably polysmooth PLA filament which can be "smoothed" with alcohol. But from what Ive seen, it does more to make it shiny than actually smooth it like abs/acetone.

What does work is fine grit sandpaper :).

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Re: Smoothing PLA

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Re: Smoothing PLA

Post by Moorviper » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:35 pm

CH2Cl2 should work as i heared
https://www.modulor.de/dichlormethan-me ... 00-ml.html
but it is expensive in de :-(
so i didn't tried it yet ...

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Re: Smoothing PLA

Post by MaxRink » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:39 am

tetrahydrofuran should work too, should be a tad cheaper. Only reason i did not use it is bc its carcinogenic

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Re: Smoothing PLA

Post by david115599 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:44 pm

Ethel acetate doesn't work
I just dissolves the dye and leaves you with a clear print

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