Hard, Protective Coating For 3d Prints

 
#1

stumbled upon this from my silicone supplier...might be of interest to the 3D priniting crowd... Winky

XTC-3D

#2

@doombot No Good! bought it and it sucks. like painting on a layer of clear coat. does not smooth print just makes print excessively shinny. its better to use lite sanding, and then spray clear coat from Krylon. I personally love the lines and marks because it adds character to the piece plus i dont have much lines anyway. SAVE your money not worth it.

#3

Not only the 3D printing crowd, epoxy coatings are useful for a lot of things (provided it doesn't eat what it's being brushed/sprayed on to).

I haven't used that brand but have used similar things for a lot of applications. It's never the easiest of things to work with and can be messy but if you give it the required amount of time a good finish deserves it'll come out looking great.

#4

@Anthony
Oh really? Never used it I just stumbled upon it. I was thinking it was more of a thin epoxy coat...oh well...
I use automotive clear coats for my fiberglass castings...I know that's hard and sturdy, but you need a compressor and spraygun to apply it... Winky

#5

when I use a thicker epoxy coat, this is what I use...this is for if you want a thick, mirror-like finish on anything really, not really for detail all your detail is gonna be lost because it lays on thick like syrup, and it "self-levels"...used mostly for bar tops...

Table-top epoxy

#6

@doombot not good for fiberglass anyway and too costly. not much stuff for $25. Once im all settled in the new space, i will be hitting you up about the molds. The Server-1 robot needs a polished appearance since its going to be in public and used in a professional manner. Im going to make 6 to rent out at my mothers inlaws banquet hall. So for this particular build i need a pro finish and extra strength.The best part is that the arms wont be a problem for weight since the trays will be fixed to the body. The drive trains will be wheel chair motors with air filled tires concealed in the base design.

#7

I like the Kleer Koat.

#8

@Anthony
Check out this base i made out of foamboard...I poured tabletop epoxy on it and it pretty much turned it into a hard, solid structure...it won't harm foamboard at all...it doesn't get as hot as polyester resin.

foamboard base (I spray paint it so I can envision what it may look like):
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foamboard structure after epoxy:
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just hit me up anytime.

#9

@Anthony...

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. Im going to make 6 to rent out at my mothers inlaws banquet hall

Who's writing the software to run them... ? May I suggest Moi Tongue Kidding of course... Smile

#10

I heard Richard R was going to write all the software for free and for everyone else's robots too. Grin