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    Default Prepping 3D prints for paint

    Hey guys, Ive been getting some of Knights Customs files from myminifactory and was wondering where sanding is not accessible is there a filler or method to smoothing out typical 3d texture?

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    If you can’t sand it you won’t be able to use filler either( that needs sanded too). Sand all parts as smooth as you can. Filler or glazing putty then sand again. Top with a filler primer. In some cases you can use a few heavy applications of filler primer alone. Depends on initial print quality.
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    any suggestions on filler?

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    here is the part, what is the nicest to use filler?

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    I use regular old Bondo glazing putty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imthatguy View Post
    I use regular old Bondo glazing putty.
    thanks, will pick some up today. Just didnt want to get something that will fall off or have issues after paint. Is bondo what you use on hard bodies and styrene also?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rc4x4 View Post
    thanks, will pick some up today. Just didnt want to get something that will fall off or have issues after paint. Is bondo what you use on hard bodies and styrene also?
    Yeah.
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    I use Rustoleum Fill and Prime it’s amazing for prints


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    It’s a little bit pricy, but Dolphin Glaze works really great. Plus it’s a two part so dries quickly. Not air dry like other fillers.


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