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OK................. silly question, I know most of you guys use acrylic paints,and it is recommended that acrylic paints be used on 3D printed parts, BUT can a guy use enamels on 3D printed parts, as you know I'm an enamel guy and am timid ( hows that for a word) about stepping out of my comfort zone.................... so what's the gen guys?

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.................................................. anybody........................................................................???

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I see no reason why you could not use enamels on resin, Jeff. In fact the modus operandi should not be any different from polystyrene.

So go for it, and keep us posted of your trials ;)

Hubert

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Jeff, I treated my Lanc 3d parts as I treat any resin. I cleaned them, prepped the surfaces with sandpaper and Mr. Surfacer, then used normal painting techniques.

I haven't had an issue at all.

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I've used automotive primer on several PLA and PETG printed parts then over-painted with a variety of lacquers and acrylics. 

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Thanks guys, just the info I was looking for............ I will give it a go, and see what happens, I will keep you posted....

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Jeff, Sluggo said it best. M<atter of fact, I may have done just that. Decanted some automotive primer in a cup and sprayed it on through my airbrush

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Ok, automotive paint is quite bit 'stronger' than model paint, and I have had mixed results at times, but this is one that I would love to use automotive type paint as then i would get the exact color I need...  I will try a small part so as not to rally screw it up........... that 3D stuff is frightfully expensive...

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It's always a good idea to prime the part's first Jeff. Once they primed you can go all the way with different brands of paint.

Regards mate.

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On 3/25/2020 at 7:42 PM, Jeff said:

Ok, automotive paint is quite bit 'stronger' than model paint, and I have had mixed results at times, but this is one that I would love to use automotive type paint as then i would get the exact color I need...  I will try a small part so as not to rally screw it up........... that 3D stuff is frightfully expensive...

So how did this go? I use both lacquer and enamels almost exclusively, and I use them on my 3D printed parts all the time, with zero issues. I always prime first, mostly to smooth out the pattern left by the layers, though it is very subtle with resin printers.

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1 hour ago, biggtim said:

So how did this go? I use both lacquer and enamels almost exclusively, and I use them on my 3D printed parts all the time, with zero issues. I always prime first, mostly to smooth out the pattern left by the layers, though it is very subtle with resin printers.

I am ashamed to say, I haven't got there yet....................  model building at Glacial Pace? ..LOL, good to know the types of paint you use, I can't even remember where or who told me about the enamel paints not actually drying on 3D stuff....... and that it could 'eat' it....... I hope they are wrong, because 3D stuff is so detailed and cool.....

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