Gettin the goop off?

Gettin the goop off?

Postby areibel » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:34 pm

I just got some new goodies from Shapeways in the frosted ultra detail, and this batch has a thick coating of the slimy residue on them. I think it's been discussed before, but what's the best way to remove it?
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Re: Gettin the goop off?

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:57 pm

I wish I had a good answer for you....I hate that crap. Write to Shapeways about it - they may give you a discount.
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Re: Gettin the goop off?

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:28 am

Just did a bunch of reading on the SW forum. The "goop" is support wax and it doesn't appear that anyone's found a good way to remove it. However, this was posted by a SW employee (in August of this year):


"Hi all,

Thank you very much for all these techniques!
Great to see a community working together to see what the best way is of getting rid of the support material / wax.

I do can tell you that we do not deliver any of those models with a lot of wax anymore!
If everything goes alright, you should get a wax free model.

Ohh btw, please smell your model! Smile smells much nicer now Smile

If not, please send an email to service@shapeways.com with a picture of your model, so we can complain at the printing department that they still delivered models with a lot of wax."
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Re: Gettin the goop off?

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:32 am

It seems that a putty oven and baby shampoo work well....

It's a rather long thread so I'll just give you the link instead of repeating - http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.ph ... goto=28535
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Re: Gettin the goop off?

Postby ozman2009 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:49 am

I don't know what this "goop" is, but if you're looking for a natural solvent it's hard to go past eucalyptus oil. If you've got a cold at the time it'll fix that too....
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Re: Gettin the goop off?

Postby scaro » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:31 am

excellent stuff. every time i pass a gum tree in the UK i pick a leaf and crush it so i can inhale the smell of home.

seriously, it is good, but test it on the plastic first ... .
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Re: Gettin the goop off?

Postby Arseny » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:23 am

In my childhood, when I was a little boy and had a sore throat, my old grandmother used eucalyptus to breathe and gargle.

But I never could imagine that somebody can use it for railway models :smile:
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Re: Gettin the goop off?

Postby TinGoat » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:20 pm

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Re: Gettin the goop off?

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:49 pm

Don't know about those two, someone will have to test them. Basically what's needed is something strong enough to remove a mix of wax and oil while not harming the actual object. Shapeways simply needs to do a better job.
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Re: Gettin the goop off?

Postby TinGoat » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:23 pm

I just figured that citrus based cleaners would give the same results as the eucalyptus oil...
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