Spraying Resin on 3D Prints?

Here’s an interesting experiment I never would have thought of. The Creative Collector tried spraying resin onto 3D prints using an airbrush.

Further experimentation is needed, but the results are interesting.

WARNING: As people have rightly pointed out in the comments, aeroslizing resin is no joke and (unlike the maker in this video), if try such an experiment, you better wear a really good respirator. Again, this is an experiment, not a recommended practice.

We have gotten a number of negative comments about this video. One commenter pointed out this video from Panda Props using a paint-on resin finishing process — MUCH safer!

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  1. I would rather spray filler primer than spraying toxic resin. Resin is nothing to mess around with and putting it in a airbrush and making it an aerosol seems bad. And with paint it becomes inert when dry, resin doesn’t. So are you going to UV light up anywhere the resin went? And actually catch all of it?

    Seems pretty dangerous for something that can be achieved in a safer way.

  2. Aerosolizing resin sounds like a really, truly terrible idea for most folks. If you have a very high quality respirator and an extremely well ventilated space, maybe. But resin is just not something you want to be breathing.

    The idea of using resin to smooth out your filament print is certainly interesting. I just think you have to find a safer application method.

  3. This isn’t a new concept, Panda Props on YouTube has an entire tutorial on smoothing out FDM prints with resin that’s over a year old. Unlike The Creative Collector, they brush it on, which is significantly safer than aerosolized resin. You should feature that video instead.

  4. Honestly, you should consider pulling this article down. This is negligent to even suggest as something someone could experiment with, especially considering the video you link shows someone without ANY protective equipment whatsoever.

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