The parts may have extra bits and artifacts that need to be removed. We recommend using a pair of flush hakko snips to remove the "gobbers".
Low retraction slice settings will introduce excess material near the port cut outs, stand-offs and posts. These can be cleaned up by snipping away the bits and pieces.
You'll want to run a few tests on the parts to check the tolerances for screws and fittings. If sections are too tight, use a filing tool to loosen the tolerance.
- Join two enclosure parts together and insert #4-40 screws to fasten parts together - Checking if posts line up.
- Insert a #4-40 machine screw into mounting holes to make screw threads.
- Test tolerances of speaker mounts. Check if a mini metal speaker snaps into the cavity.
- Test tolerances for the action buttons. Place a button over the opening to check if they loosely fit.
Optionally, you can sand the parts for a smooth finish. Use a low gritted sand paper and work your way to a finer grit. This helps reduce the appearance of lines and ridges in the surface.
Sand in a well ventilated area. Use a mask and worker gloves while sanding to reduce the chances of inhaling fine dust particals and getting any on your hands. Clean up dust from sanding with a vaccum.
If you're down with sanding the parts, you can use tack cloth to remove fine particals and dust from the surface. This will make the part a bit sticky, so you may want to use latex gloves while cleaning.
For a shiney and reflective, finish you can use XTC-3D coating from Smooth-On. It's a two part epoxy resin that can be applied to printed parts with a sponge brush.
Use latex gloves while handling and applying epoxy resin. This two part compound is a 2A : 1B ratio that has a work time of approximately 15 minutes.
Follow the insturction sheet included for tips on applying coating to parts.