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Repair or fill small gaps/holes

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:46 am
by chang
Hi,
I used the search function, but couldn't find anything.

Is there any material to repair small holes or gaps after printing with ABS?

Re: Repair or fill small gaps/holes

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:33 am
by stormychel
The easiest, cheapest and probably best way is to put some scraps into acetone and let it dissolve. You will want to have a paste so don't use too much acetone.

This can be used to fill gaps and cracks, although it turns out more shiny than the printed abs so you probably need to sand it too...

I for myself have given up on making ABS look pretty, I only do functional :)

Re: Repair or fill small gaps/holes

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:48 pm
by roller
Or buy a 3D doodler and use it as a filler/welding tool

Re: Repair or fill small gaps/holes

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:59 pm
by stormychel
roller wrote:Or buy a 3D doodler and use it as a filler/welding tool
Would a cylinder of PLA, printed SOLID, with diameter of glue stick, work in a hotmelt gun? :D