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I just received Micro-Mark email and they are now stocking some sort of liquid coating for smoothing out 3D printouts.
http://www.micromark.com/Liquid-Coating-for-3D-Prints-24-liquid-oz-total
I suspect it is some sort of epoxy or urethane resin.

I wonder if this stuff will work without obfuscating small details we often see in N-Scale  FUD and FXD printed items>
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Re: A new product for smoothing 3D printouts - will it work for FUD or FXD?
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2017, 07:35:47 PM »
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Re: A new product for smoothing 3D printouts - will it work for FUD or FXD?
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2017, 09:58:55 PM »
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Re: A new product for smoothing 3D printouts - will it work for FUD or FXD?
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2017, 11:04:43 PM »
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Duh - even peteski can have a copy/paste fumble.  :facepalm:  Yeah, I know - you all thought that I was perfect.  ;)

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Re: A new product for smoothing 3D printouts - will it work for FUD or FXD?
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2017, 03:24:48 AM »
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I don't know how well this will work, but I bet a bunch of people buy it hoping for a miracle.

I friend of mine who models a bunch of HOn30 stuff in 3D recently made this video because people were complaining when he would only offer in FXD or FUD. Video is on his Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarshCreekMiniatures/

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Re: A new product for smoothing 3D printouts - will it work for FUD or FXD?
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2017, 11:34:00 PM »
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Search the product number (XTC whatever) on Amazon and it's markedly less expensive.

Based on the reviews, it might not be effective.
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Re: A new product for smoothing 3D printouts - will it work for FUD or FXD?
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2017, 01:09:37 AM »
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I suspected that it might be an ideal solution.  As for Micro-Mark, many of their items are marked-up products available elsewhere. I guess that is the price of the convenience of having a wide range of hobby related items available form a single source.
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Re: A new product for smoothing 3D printouts - will it work for FUD or FXD?
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2017, 01:41:58 AM »
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Couldn't you just dip it in caramel?  :-X

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Re: A new product for smoothing 3D printouts - will it work for FUD or FXD?
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2017, 09:42:34 AM »
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I suspected that it might be an ideal solution.  As for Micro-Mark, many of their items are marked-up products available elsewhere. I guess that is the price of the convenience of having a wide range of hoppy related items available form a single source.

We used to call those hobby shops.
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Re: A new product for smoothing 3D printouts - will it work for FUD or FXD?
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2017, 12:51:58 PM »
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We used to call those hobby shops.

True, and the paradigm has shifted.   :(
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Re: A new product for smoothing 3D printouts - will it work for FUD or FXD?
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2017, 07:19:02 PM »
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The stuff is made by Smooth On.

According to the How-To video, it might be too thick for N or even HO.

http://www.reynoldsam.com/product/xtc-3d/

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Re: A new product for smoothing 3D printouts - will it work for FUD or FXD?
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2017, 11:04:58 PM »
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The stuff is made by Smooth On.

According to the How-To video, it might be too thick for N or even HO.

http://www.reynoldsam.com/product/xtc-3d/

Interesting . . . thanks Roland!  So it is an epoxy. Now I'm wondering if it would make good N scale water?
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Re: A new product for smoothing 3D printouts - will it work for FUD or FXD?
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2017, 09:14:46 AM »
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I could see this being useful for say On30 stuff . . . the applied thickness appears to be too much for N scale.  I also noticed in the video it appear sthe striations in the PLA are visible under the coating . . . but do vanish with sanding.  I would love to see it on FXD . . . .
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