Has anybody tried or had any luck using some type of enamel paint on

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(William Rilk) #1

Has anybody tried or had any luck using some type of enamel paint on their aluminum extrusion?
I am very much a “function over form” type of person, but any advantage I can gain in convincing my wife that my new printer doesn’t need to be relegated to the garage would be very helpful…:confused:

(Eric Lien) #2

The colored tslot cover/inserts can dress it up nicely.
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(Daniel F) #3

Or build an enclosure around it, also helps against warping and dust…

(Eric Lien) #4

@Daniel_F if you buy the top and side panels… HercuLien is it’s own enclosure :slight_smile:

(Ryan Carlyle) #5

Put a table on top of it!

(William Rilk) #6

I think a 3d printer coffee table would be an excellent home decorating choice if done right. Unfortunately, convincing my wife of this would be an undertaking I’m not entirely sure I’m up for.
I think I’m going to try to enamel paint my extrusions. From what I read, it’s a matter of etching the oxide layer off. If it doesn’t turn out, some xylene ought to take it back off. It’s too bad Misumi doesn’t offer black anodizing on the larger extrusions.
I’ve got Tslot covers enough for the acrylic panels but if painting doesn’t work out, maybe I’ll buy more. Who knows? It might end up just going together as is!