Repairing pla print

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  1. albert stouder

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    I have finished a multi- part figure and assembled. I have several areas matching up poorly with .1-.2mm gaps. I plan on using XTC-3D, with which I have no experience, to smooth, and then paint. What should I use for a filler (spackling, putty, etc.) before using XTC? Filament is PLA. Gaps are in tight areas, so welding is not a solution. Thanks.
     
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    I'm a professional prop builder for film and television, For a gap that size I'd use Aves Apoxie sculpt as bonds brilliantly to plastic. It air drys and has a really good working time. It's also sandable and sculpts easily too. For smaller surface blemishes I use Acryl-Red /green spot putty.

    If you're using XTC3D a little goes a long way, have a practise application on a dud print first. It does yellow over time though so look out for that if it's going to be an issue.
     

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