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Posted · Support Material Leaves a texture

Is there a way to prevent the surface that is supported to not have a melted look when the supports are broken off? I'm printing an object similar to the bottom of a boat and the smooth under body is just awful once I break the supports off. Took me almost an hour just to get it to a presentable stage.

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    Posted · Support Material Leaves a texture

    Short answer, nope.

    Longer answer. Since what you're trying to support needs to be in contact with the actual support it will leave marks no matter what you do. Experiment by rotating the object so that the side that needs to be pretty can be printed without support. Failing that it's time for sandpaper (the wet kind is best) and elbow grease.

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    Posted · Support Material Leaves a texture

    Try kisslicer, set the support gap to 0.6mm, and normally they will just break off in one lump or certainly large chunks using your thumbnail. It is also better with ABS I find than PLA.

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