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Only two people answered. The first said styrene. The second said polyethylene. I'm tending to think it's probably injection molded polyethylene.
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Re: Index of 3D Printed Stl Files

I don't think the terrain is Polyethylene. The terrain seems too brittle to me to be PE. PE is more "bendy"; think Dogloo, that product is polyethylene. I think it is probably ABS, but not positive. LEGOs are made from ABS, but using molds with a very low surface finish.

If it were styrene, it would melt in contact with model cement, which I don't think it does. Polyethylene would not be able to be glued with Super Glue; I think terrain can be glued with Super Glue. Can anyone confirm. Acetone (ie - nail polish) would melt ABS. Has anyone tried acetone on a terrain piece?

One guy in the other thread mentioned yellowing snow (not yellow snow; that's different; don't eat it). I have had success whitening yellowed snow using Oxy Clean, Hydrogen Peroxide and sunlight.
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Re: Index of 3D Printed Stl Files

I have some hexes that were glued together to make a large bridge, they were a friends tiles so I'm not sure what he used for the glue. I know the tiles are fairly brittle too, I stepped on one and it fractured along hard lines.
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Re: Index of 3D Printed Stl Files

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I don't think the terrain is Polyethylene. The terrain seems too brittle to me to be PE. PE is more "bendy"; think Dogloo, that product is polyethylene. I think it is probably ABS, but not positive. LEGOs are made from ABS, but using molds with a very low surface finish.

If it were styrene, it would melt in contact with model cement, which I don't think it does. Polyethylene would not be able to be glued with Super Glue; I think terrain can be glued with Super Glue. Can anyone confirm. Acetone (ie - nail polish) would melt ABS. Has anyone tried acetone on a terrain piece?

One guy in the other thread mentioned yellowing snow (not yellow snow; that's different; don't eat it). I have had success whitening yellowed snow using Oxy Clean, Hydrogen Peroxide and sunlight.
I use MEK to melt ABS to repair ABS on a vintage camper I'm restoring. I should try that to repair some broken tiles and see if it works. a little MEK to "soften" the ABS and then push the two sides together and let them set.

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