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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:58 am 
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Tip #6: "Frosted Detail" plastic may be sensitive to prolonged oxygen exposure. Please clean and paint your "Frosted Detail" products soon after receiving them, or leave them in the plastic bag they were shipped in until you can clean and paint them.

FUD and FXD parts are shipped to you in plastic bubble wrap. The parts will come to you covered in a thin, protective coating of oil. If you don't intend to use your parts for a while, just leave them be, uncleaned, in their wrap.

"Frosted Detail" Kunststoff kann empfindlich auf verlängerte Sauerstoffbelastung sein. Bitte reinigen und malen Sie Ihre "Frosted Detail" Produkte bald nach dem Erhalt, oder lassen Sie sie in der Plastiktüte, die sie versendet wurden, bis Sie sie reinigen und malen können.

"Frosted Detail" plastique peut être sensible à l'exposition prolongée à l'oxygène. Veuillez nettoyer et peindre vos produits "Frosted Detail" peu de temps après leur réception ou les laisser dans le sac en plastique qu'ils ont expédié jusqu'à ce que vous puissiez les nettoyer et les peindre.

"Frosted Detail" plastic puede ser sensible a la exposición prolongada al oxígeno. Por favor, limpie y pinte sus productos de "Frosted Detail" poco después del recibo o déjelos en la bolsa de plástico que han enviado hasta que pueda limpiarlos y pintarlos.

"Frosted Detail" Пластмасса деталью может быть чувствительна к продолжительному воздействию кислорода. Пожалуйста, очистите и закрасьте свои изделия Frosted Detail вскоре после их получения или оставьте их в полиэтиленовом пакете, в который они были отправлены, пока вы не очистите и не закрасите их.

"Frosted Detail" muovi voi olla herkkä pitkäaikainen happialtistuksen. Puhdista ja maalaa huurrettua Detail tuotteita pian saatuaan niitä tai jättää ne muovipussiin ne kuljetettiin kunnes voit puhdistaa ja maalata ne.

พลาสติก "Frosted Detail" อาจมีความไวต่อการได้รับออกซิเจนเป็นเวลานาน โปรดทำความสะอาดและทาสีผลิตภัณฑ์ "Frosted Detail" หลังจากได้รับหรือทิ้งไว้ในถุงพลาสติกที่จัดส่งจนกว่าคุณจะสามารถทำความสะอาดและทาสี

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:58 am 
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Thank your for the information! That could explain the yellowing of some of the parts I had ordered.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:27 pm 
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A customer has reported a bad experience cleaning 3D printed parts with "Goo Gone" which he reports attacked the plastic damaging the part.

Please do not use Goo Gone to clean Frosted Detail plastic.

Please follow the most up-to-date cleaning and painting advice found on the cover page of my catalog. All of my product webpages link to that advice.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:05 am 
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Tip # 7: fixing a warped part.

If you receive a warped 3D-printed part from Shapeways, that likely means there is liquid resin present in your part which permitted the part to bend during packaging and/or shipping. Fully cured acrylic plastic does not bend, it breaks.

To cure the warp, fix the product to a flat surface or otherwise set it to the position you want it to be in and expose it to a lot of UV light. It will harden in the position you set. No need to apply any heat, just a good dose of sunlight.

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1/350 USS Yorktown CV-10 ('45)
1/192 USS Missouri BB-63 ('45)
1/350 HMS Duke of York ('45)


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Great info people. Just purchased my first Shapeways item. Wonder why they wouldn't put a sheet of this info in with it ? Too obvious ? Thanks folks, I just soaked mine in Simple Green and will put it in the sun tomorrow.


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I just received my 1/3000 and 1/4800 scale ships, amazing detail on the 1/3000 IJN and USN warships. I washed them in Dawn and primed them with Tamiya acrylic paint using my airbrush. WOW! details are incredible!


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Hi, does anyone have experience using tamiya lacquer spray paint on frosted ultra detail?

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