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    Lightbulb My 3D Printed Trailer Building Thread

    First off Shoutout to Goodson Hobbies on Thingiverse I will link him below. So far I have printed the axle, leaf spring, and the frame. Pictures down below.





    Here is Goodson's Trailer Collection
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    Very nice! Are you going to make it a flatbed, box, or something else?
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    Nice, you will need some kind of mesh. Are you going to paint it?
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    yes and the model has mesh to print
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    Oh. Looking forward to seeing it done!
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    Me too!!!!
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    Here's the printer I am using for this project. And here it is printing the fenders


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    Nice!!! Can’t wait! LOL
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    The last of the parts for the main part of the Trailer is done!! The fenders did tear a little bit so I used some Loctite Ultra Grab Caulking. All parts will be painted. All I need is the screws then I can print the utility trailer add on.
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    Sweet!! That’s gonna look cool!
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    You bet it is!!!
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    So the fenders ripped some more so i smeared hot glue on the back to strengthen it
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    Ok. You might wanna file the hot glue down a little so it’s not so bumpy and noticeable.
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    I did it on the back only so it would look kinda like dirt build up
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    Oh. It should be fine then.
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    Yep.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by allyeajackvk2 View Post
    So the fenders ripped some more so i smeared hot glue on the back to strengthen it
    Don't know what color you plan on painting it but if the thickness/thinness of the fenders keep giving you an issue there is a low cost spray can type bedliner material at the home improvement stores that a coat or two of that would probably help stiffen up the fenders..that stuff is pretty rugged once dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radio uncontrol View Post
    Don't know what color you plan on painting it but if the thickness/thinness of the fenders keep giving you an issue there is a low cost spray can type bedliner material at the home improvement stores that a coat or two of that would probably help stiffen up the fenders..that stuff is pretty rugged once dry.

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    But doesn't that stuff melt plastic.
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    Probably, if you went to a line-x shop or the like...
    The stuff they have in the rattle cans is not nearly as volatile..
    Scuff up the item with fine grit to help promote adhesion or 3M even makes an adhesion promoter #94 and do light coats..heavy coats won't get you your desired result.

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    The 3M will be enough for the surface area you are covering..anything more I would recommend this...I say it's a must or the top coat will eventually flake off without it



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    Hmm I just don't wanna melt them. My dad said it would so I'm gonna research it.
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    All good..you can test that theory with a piece of your 3D scrap..

    Or thin gauge sheet metal and make your own ��



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    Yea, all the spray can stuff is the same..the ones I posted was just an example to give you an idea of what to look for..
    You don't want the roll on or brushed bedliner products..just the spray can type like you just posted..

    Will your printer not make the fenders any thicker?

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    Well i did not design it i would have to do more infill but just wanna make these work for now.
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    Ah, ok


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    Thanks for the help. I will probably go to home depot for the screws and paint!! I will keep you guys posted
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    Sorry for no updates. I forgot to print the shackles for the leaf springs. I will try to print those later today. Got the leaf springs together for the most part. just need 2 nuts and 1 screw to finish them! I will post the pic of the partly finished leaf springs in a bit.
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    The reason its uneven is bc i have not got a screw to fasten the other side
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    Anything moving on this yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by radio uncontrol View Post
    Anything moving on this yet?

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    Very slowly. I need to reprint the shackles and sand the bed part down a bit. I put to much paint on. I will update you soon. School has been kind of busy.
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    Ah, ok..was just curious how your paint turned out

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    Quote Originally Posted by radio uncontrol View Post
    Ah, ok..was just curious how your paint turned out

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    Finished painting everything almost just need to reprint the shackles
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