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Smoothing/sealing PLA with Tetrahydrofuran

These links explain how the chemical Tetrahydrofuran can be used to smooth and/or seal PLA 3D printed parts just like Acetone does with ABS: ... furan-thf/

Puchase it here:

There are other postings about this method that suggest some experimentation is needed, but it looks promising for PLA parts.
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Re: Smoothing/sealing PLA with Tetrahydrofuran

I prefer XTC-3D - ... index.html

Specifically designed for this application and a bit less nasty or volatile. But thanks for additional info on what others are trying! Always good to know more of whats out there.

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