Marble painting your printed parts

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Marble painting your printed parts by mano1979 Sep 22, 2012

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This is my first test, painting a (very bad printed) pla part.
It is done with nailpolish and water (very cheap), and you can make your own designs.

(README.txt is just a meaningless placeholder for the instructions to come.)


What you need:

-bowl (large enough to fit your part en then some)
-paint (oil based) or nailpolish ( use more than one color)
-toothpick or somthin similair shaped

-Acetone (for cleaning parts and paint)
-tape (scotch tape, for taping parts you don't want painted)

Allthough this movie is meant for nails, i did the exact same thing for my part.


And here is one done with oil based paint (slower drying)


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Good idea, and would love to see more experiments!

so, how was it done.

I remember when I was a kid dropping some model paint into a cup of water and mixing it with a nail chucked into my dremel. 

The paint would float to the top in random patterns and by dipping items into the water, it would stick to the item (ball point pens back then).

I am guessing the process is similar, but I am curious how to get the marble pattern.

Very cool idea. I'm pleasantly surprised that marbeling plastic rather than paper would work so nicely! I look forward to seeing your instructions.

did i miss something? the readme.txt did not seem to contain directions.
I like the paintjob, would like to know the method.

Very interesting.... Hmmmmmmm....