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LW-PLA and paint

Old 10-20-2021, 09:14 AM
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Default LW-PLA and paint

I've been sprayiong PLA and LW-PLA with spray cans and usually no problems ... I keep can at distance to reduce the level of propellant that hits the item.

Yesterday I decided to use Acrylic Metallic Silver for a Vampire in LW-PLA ..... the PLA within minutes had softened and warped ........ overnight a few splits had appeared where layers separated and edges turned.

I have never seen this before.

I have used both normal spray Acrylic and Enamel without trouble. I can only assume a combo of the metallic and propellant caused this.
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