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trainforfun

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Rough texture on printed passenger cars
« on: December 08, 2021, 01:08:26 PM »
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Hi
many moons agos ( 5 years maybe ) I bought 2 clerestory roof passengers cars ( Dover Harbor ) .
I painted them a while ago and tried to decals them  , since I have to decals them letters by letters , it's really a pain and the texturing is really bugging me ....
I would like to know if there is a product I could use to smooth the sides of the cars , the roofs are very acceptable.
I know I will have to repaint the sides ...
Thanks
Thanks ,
Louis



wvgca

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Re: Rough texture on printed passenger cars
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2021, 03:09:12 PM »
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depends on what they are made from .... some decal remover products can smooth surfaces if left on long enough ...
i know acetone will soften / smooth PLA filament or FDM, be careful how long you leave it on though, don't  ask how i know, lol

Dirk Jan Blikkendaal

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Re: Rough texture on printed passenger cars
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2021, 02:57:53 PM »
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Hi,

I assume printed means resin/3D/printed.....
Try the Air Eraser method..... discussed on this forum serveral times before.
Cheap compressed air aluminum grit blasting.
Leaves a much smoother/cleaner surface....

Good luck!
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