Polishing Clear Resin for a Transparent Finish
Clear resin is great for showcasing internal details like fluidic channels, housing LEDs, or creating a window-like finish for your prototype. Follow these steps to get make your parts as clear as possible.
1. Wet sand your part
Sanding your part under running water or on a wet piece of sandpaper helps you get as smooth a surface as possible. We like to start out with 800 grit sandpaper and then move on to 1200 for an ultra-smooth finish.
2. Use acrylic cleaner on cork board
The same Novus 1 that we recommend for cleaning your Form 1+ cover is great for polishing as well. Apply a small amount to piece of cork and continue polishing for a smoother and smoother surface.
3. Polish part with a microfiber cloth
4. Finish with acrylic spray (optional)
5. Check out the transparency of the final part!