**UPDATE!   Don't try this on colored filaments, it just strips the color and leaves a white film.

Finally entered the 3D Printing world... I'm REALLY impressed with the quality of prints from this printer!  I'm now obsessed with getting the smoothest results, here are some test results. I'm a 3D printing NOOB, so don't use this as a guide. also, do it outside :)

Smoothing using Acetone is normally an ABS technique, but after seeing some youtuibe vids I had to try it on PLA. Acetone actually seems to help remove the shininess from the small lines, I want a more clay like finish so I'm psyched. The prints below are a frog thing I made in Zbrush, a 3Dscanned crystal and 3D scanned (from clay) worm from my game iOmoon.

Printer: Monoprice Select 3D V2.1

Filament: Inland 1.75 PLA

Temp: 205 nozzle 50 bed

software: Cura IIIP

Acetone dip time: 30sec. each (Held models completely in acetone)

Acetone: Standard acetone from Lowes

Untouched prints, before acetone dipping.

Untouched prints, before acetone dipping.

Print of a clay scanned in object

Print of a clay scanned in object

Frog thing is from Zbrush, Crystal is a 3D scan of a real crystal

Frog thing is from Zbrush, Crystal is a 3D scan of a real crystal

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