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Make sure that your acetone is actually acetone. According to the MSDS, ABSPlus-P430 is indeed "ABS resin" so acetone smoothing should work. Some companies sell confusingly-labeled products that might be mistaken for acetone, but are actually "eco-friendly" alternatives such as 2-butoxyethanol. While these alternatives work for some of the uses for which ...


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ABS filaments will smooth well with using acetone, it's been used for a while now. For PLA filaments it's a different story, pure PLA will not smooth out in acetone and it will likely only cause structural failure of the product. However most PLA filaments aren't pure PLA, they contain additives including ABS that react differently when exposed to acetone ...


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A technique I've used in the past is to make a acetone slurry of the same filament used to print your object, and carefully paint the details you need to smooth. You must be careful and only do a very thin coat or you may damage your print. You can add extra coat if needed to make sure the acetone has evaporatored from the previous coat of ABS filaments ...


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