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Cory Russell
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I figure if I’m going to spend hours building/tuning/using a system, it might as well be appealing to the eye, but that’s just a personal preference of course. I’ve found that in some cases an Acetone wash can strengthen the part as it makes it harder for the layers to break part due to the lack of layer lines. This isn’t always the case, but it’s anecdotal information I’ve gathered from printing ABS for as long as I have. I’m just trying to ensure that if I choose to do so that it won’t corrupt the parts enough to throw everything out of wack. I don’t believe so, but was hoping someone else had been brave enough to try it before me…