4 Steps to a Glossy ABS Part with Clear Reactive Polymer


Creative coating for your 3D printed objects

before and after coated ABS part

invirotex lite

Have you ever wanted to coat your creations with a tough but simple solution that will protect from the sun and other elements?  This solution for finishing 3D printed objects works and is inexpensive.  This is a clear reactive polymer that preserves and beautifies.

First, you will need a few items.


1)      A pair of rubber gloves to protect your fingers from the pour-on.

2)      Small cups for mixing. You can get them from the grocery store. Plastic cups will work fine.

3)      A paint brush to mix and paint the resin onto the part.

4)      Pour-on. Envirotex Lite is a water clear reactive polymer compound.


items 3d printed parts coating

Read the instructions before using.


Steps for a Glossy ABS 3D Printed Part

  1. Prep your part by making sure there is no dirt or other contaminants on its surface.
  2. Wear protective gloves when mixing the 2 part pour-on resin
  3. After thoroughly mixing use a paint brush to apply the resin to the 3D printed model’s surface. Make sure you use a very thin coat as this material will run and puddle while curing.
  4. Use a piece of wax paper to place the part on to dry. If you want you can place your part on a turning device to prevent the resin from running.



You can find more tips for finishing 3d printed objects on our page “Tips