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by r00nee May 24, 2018
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Hi, I like these very much but may I suggest : Centring your text, hope I'm not out of order. Some other signs you may consider: Plasma Consumables, Router bits, Drill bits, ect.

Try printing slower and play with the flow rate (up it a little). This stuff builds pressure and then oozes, kinda like a hot glue gun. For polishing I suggest imperial wet/dry, as the PLA heats up too much with a dremel. Hope this helps! Oh, and you can use metal polish, but I think sandpaper gives the best results... YMMV :)

I think they look fantastic!

"... my post-processing sucks. I'm not getting the shine except on maybe a little bit of one. "

I actually came here because of the way these look. Personally, I would much prefer the old worn out look to the shiny new look. What, if anything, did you do to get the patina look? to fill in and smooth out the top surface, have you tried Cura's "ironing" feature?

I used 100 grit sandpaper to get most of the dullness off, then coated liberally with Wenol Metal Polish. I let it set for 24hrs, then rubbed the metal polish off with a shop towel.

I think they came out ok, but I tried to polish them after with a brass wire brush on my Dremel, and it gave those black marks, which I don't know if they're from a burn of the plastic, or just buildup from the polish.

I haven't tried Cura's ironing feature yet, I will give that a shot to help smooth the text!