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Fridge light end cap.

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:41 pm
by wilsonj
This is one side of a fridge light end cap I made. The length of the part is approx 180mm, so it was printed in two parts and welded together. I used a spray putty designed for plastics and then followed up with a bumper repair paint. I quite like the rough effect it gives, it is similar to the original part ( which I don't have sorry) and also does an excellent job of hiding any imperfections.

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A look under the skirt, so to speak.

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Re: Fridge light end cap.

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:12 am
by JuliaDee
Fantastic-looking finish! What is "spray putty"? I think I need some...

Re: Fridge light end cap.

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:53 am
by Lawrence
Great surface finish. Do you know an Australian supplier of the spray putty, and hopefully the link to their site.

Re: Fridge light end cap.

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:48 am
by smarterengineering
i use spray putty from supercheap auto. Doesa nice job.


Julia its basicallyan auto filler or putty that you can spray froma spray paint can. Itsa 'thick'paint

Re: Fridge light end cap.

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:35 am
by wilsonj
As smarterengineering has pointed out, I also got mine from an automotive store (Repco).

The product I used was made by Proform, called 1k high build primer/filler. Works great on plastic. You can then paint straight over it.

Re: Fridge light end cap.

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:10 am
by jspark
Oh~! Really nice~!!

Re: Fridge light end cap.

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:25 pm
by iomega
wilsonj wrote:As smarterengineering has pointed out, I also got mine from an automotive store (Repco).

The product I used was made by Proform, called 1k high build primer/filler. Works great on plastic. You can then paint straight over it.
The end result looks great! The layers of the print don't show up at all. Did you sand the plastic prior to applying the primer/filler, or spray the primer first, and then sand that? Or no sanding at all? (Wishful thinking on the last option, but hoping it's that easy!) ;)

Re: Fridge light end cap.

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:15 pm
by wilsonj
iomega wrote:
wilsonj wrote:As smarterengineering has pointed out, I also got mine from an automotive store (Repco).

The product I used was made by Proform, called 1k high build primer/filler. Works great on plastic. You can then paint straight over it.
The end result looks great! The layers of the print don't show up at all. Did you sand the plastic prior to applying the primer/filler, or spray the primer first, and then sand that? Or no sanding at all? (Wishful thinking on the last option, but hoping it's that easy!) ;)

HAHA yeah I wish it was that easy. No, I sanded with (400 grit) the parts first to get rid of most of the layers. Then let the spray filler do the rest.

You probably could spray over the layers, but it would take much more filler and lots of coats. In the end it would probably take less time to sand them.

Re: Fridge light end cap.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:54 pm
by Madox
Hurray for Aussie tips!

Off to repco I go on the weekend for this!

Re: Fridge light end cap.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:05 pm
by wilsonj
Hey Madox! Welcome back! Haven't seen you on here for a while.

Re: Fridge light end cap.

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:46 pm
by JJO3
SEM Products makes a really nice texture chip guard that will give the rigidity and the texture you're looking for. I've also had some really good success with their primers and plastic specific paints.