Customs: Shapeways Strong/White/FLEXIBLE : can it be markered or painted?

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  1. blaynescott

    blaynescott Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Shapeways | blog: Introducing White Strong & Flexible... Polished and Smooth

    Im about to put through a large Shapeways order for some Scramblecore parts, etc, but wanted to know if the new material type can be painted or markered black with a sharpie. Does anyone have experience with this new material?

    I usually get black/ strong, but if I could avoid that gritty prototype texture,it would be nice.
     
  2. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    From what I've read, it accepts coloring the same as the non-polished variant.
     
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    polished removes quite a bit of the texture (depending on the design) it will paint the same, but it is still recongnizeable as a prototype
     
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    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    I suppose you could also sand it down more. Or not get the WSFP and just sand it entirely yourself, save some money.
     
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    What i've been doing is dying WSF Polished with some Rit Dye. You keep all the detail. I've also have used nail polish that I stole from my wife. If you put the polish on in thin layers, it should work as well.
     
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    I've been wondering the same about shapeways parts. I wish they had a better color selection too. I would imagine if you get a nice primer then color on top -it should hold well(?) But we'll have to see once I get my order in...
     

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