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Post Processing Techniques for 3D Prints



Kinds of Effects You May Achieve


Matte Smooth

I. Sanding

II. Sand blasting


Clear Smooth

I. Clear resin coating post sanding

II. Products like this

III. Buffing

IV. Acetone smoothing (ABS)

V. Heat gun (PLA)

VI. Priming and painting



I. Flocking

II. Heating


Special effects

I. Weathered look

II. Hydro dipping