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How to colouring the model printed with PLA?

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the dye only works with nylon (Dylon, never tried it with pla though, but don't think it works) and of course it works better with 1.75 filament, because the color can get better into the surface and the inner material. With 2.85 the core will always stay uncolored.

Or do you mean some other dye?

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Hey there,

I wanted to give one of my prints (well two actually) a more finished look by painting them to look more like the real deal. (2 cats from my friend) Since the print had some holes in the top I had to be a little bit creative.

We had a little bit of Chloroform lying around here so by dissolving some colored pieces of PLA in that I was able to close the holes and give the cats their spots. I must say that I only painted the brighter colors with the Chloroform mixture as it did not dissolve very easily, The black was done by dissolving ABS in Acetone :)

Were you able to get your model painted the way you wanted to?

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