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Capt Hodges.....HOLD ON THAT PRIMER!!!!

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  • Capt Hodges.....HOLD ON THAT PRIMER!!!!

    ...on your TRESHER!!

    It occurred to me AFTER the meeting yesterday, if it's still possible, you may want to give all those ABS+ parts an Acetone Vapor Bath first.

    1-It will smooth it out. aka less finish work

    2- It will greatly strengthen the parts. The vapor gets between the filaments and fuses them.

    I vapor bath ALL my ABS+ parts when feasible.

    You may be past the point of the hull if you joined the individual pieces already, but consider trying one section or so in the future to see if it's worth it.

    I time it 15-18 minutes.

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    v/r "Sub" Ed

    Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
    NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
    USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-USS BLUEBACK-USS PATRICK HENRY-K432-U25-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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    Too late...

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    But it's OK. It will require minimal fill and sanding work as it is and the primer locks it all together as well. I have never tried the acetone bath thing so I may have to give it a try on a smaller part.

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    • #3
      Is that a coffee filter that you soak in Acetone and then hold to the cover with magnets?

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      • #4
        Very nice. I’m jealous at the talent.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by QuarterMaster View Post
          ...on your TRESHER!!

          It occurred to me AFTER the meeting yesterday, if it's still possible, you may want to give all those ABS+ parts an Acetone Vapor Bath first.

          1-It will smooth it out. aka less finish work

          2- It will greatly strengthen the parts. The vapor gets between the filaments and fuses them.

          I vapor bath ALL my ABS+ parts when feasible.

          You may be past the point of the hull if you joined the individual pieces already, but consider trying one section or so in the future to see if it's worth it.

          I time it 15-18 minutes.

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          Shout out to "SUB" Ed!

          I love that linear servo adapter you designed for 3D printing! Ordered my files yesterday! I will be using them on the Futaba 3004 servos that are going to be used on my Russian Alfa's!

          Thanks Ed!

          Rob
          "Crazy old man at work"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by RCJetDude View Post
            Is that a coffee filter that you soak in Acetone and then hold to the cover with magnets?
            No, just a paper towel, that's what's soaked with acetone.
            v/r "Sub" Ed

            Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
            NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
            USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-USS BLUEBACK-USS PATRICK HENRY-K432-U25-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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            • #7
              If I'm not mistaken, Steve was using ABS Plus, which is actually a completely different formulation than traditional ABS, and is typically far less soluble in acetone (depending on which brand he's using). I've tried using acetone to smooth an ABS+ part and it didn't work worth spit...

              Bob

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