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Posted · Painting your Ultimaker

I know there's a nice little section in the wiki about painting, but I'd like to share my experience.

My ultimaker came with the standard scorch marks from laser cutting, which are cool and actually smell really good, but it also had a significant amount of, for lack of a better term, I'll call "smoke damage". So I thought I'd paint it. I already studied how it goes together, so I really didn't need all the laser etchings.

I spray primed it with Krylon, and then lightly sanded the primer coat with fine sandpaper to get rid of the bumps (just the wood grain). Perfect! And then I top-coated it with Krylon metallic "Hammerite" paint.

Wow! Looks like metal, but, to my surprise, the laser etchings were still perfectly readable! I'll have pictures when I'm done, and I might do something in the wiki if I can figure out how.

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