Future Floor Finish

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by frenzyrumble, May 11, 2008.

  1. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    Can I spray this stuff out an air brush?

    Do I need to dilute it?

    Is it better than Testor Gloss coat?

    Does it chip or scratch?
     
  2. MrMurder

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    lol, and to think i was gonna take your recommendation on the testors matte cote. but here you are questioning your own advice?
    :throw  . :confused:  . :banghead: 

    just messing with you.
    your opinion is both appreciated and highly respected :bowdown: 
     
  3. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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  4. MrMurder

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    wow, this stuff sounds amazing. i think i'll be picking me up a bottle of it today.
    thanks greatly for this information F_R
     
  5. frenzyrumble

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    Well, after 3 hours, I'm not too happy with the toughness of the product. seems the back of my fingernail scratches it easily....
     
  6. plowking

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    Hmmm...I have never used it before, but I know others here swear by it....maybe you didn't let it "cure"....?...I duno...

    I plan on trying it out tomorrow....
     
  7. frenzyrumble

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    The bottle recommends 2 coats, but later in the directions recommends removing it (from floors) every 6-8 months, which I can't understand how this can be used as a permanent strong finishing coat on our customs...
     
  8. dak

    dak <b><font color=blue>I am DAK! The customizer!</fon

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    maybe 3 hours is not long enough?? never used the stuff before. maybe wait till tomorrow and see what happens.
     
  9. MrMurder

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    in the website it states that one coat for customs is usually good enough. it strongly recommends letting it dry for at least 24-48 hours... maybe give it a bit more time
     
  10. REDLINE

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    They're talkin about removing it because for use on a floor, you're continuously re-coating it. this obviously isn't the case on a toy.
     
  11. REDLINE

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    its dry in 30 minutes, and yet you can't recoat it for 8 hrs. Its not CURED for 24-48 hrs.
     
  12. anovasinn

    anovasinn THE PAINTS MUST FLOW!!!

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    i use the stuff ,dito on redline statement on the floor issue you dont walk on your toys lol.

    anyways i have yet to use it in an arbrush i put the future in a container and dip the parts in it, however i do not recomend doing this with parts that are not disassembled it will gum up joints. what i like about future is it is nonreactive with any paints i have used so far. you can use it for a sealer or as a primer. also it makes windows as clear as glass. if you use my method of dipping your will have to whick away the excess with a paper towel.you do this by suspending the piece in such a manner that a corner very slightly touches the paper towel.
     
  13. frenzyrumble

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    it's actually quite durable after a week! good stuff, very cheap for the amount you get.

    Can anyone confirm this stuff holds up well months later?
     
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    yep. all my classics megatrons were coated with it. and they're all what.. year and a half old now?
     
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    FR, I haven't try it before but I feel it will be a rough coat of finishing if you use Floor Finish.
     
  16. REDLINE

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    nothing rough about future at all man. don't know why you would think something like that. its slick as can be. maybe you should read the tutorial.
     
  17. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    i can also vouch for its durability and smooth finish. unfortunately, using it on tamiya acrylics seems to produce fine hairlines/cracks.

    could this be because i recoated it after it is dry to touch? or maybe there is something different with the formulation of the future floor polish equivalent here in the Philippines (Johnson's wipe n shine)? It is a white liquid that dries clear, whereas in other countries i've read that it's a clear colorless liquid.
     
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    usually that just means the paint itself wasn't fully cured yet when you put it on.
     
  19. mampy

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    well, i've left it alone for over a week before coating with future. another recent thread re: future also had one guy saying "never use it with tamiya acrylics"... others seem to get the same effect.
     
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    Well, it works great on enamels. I'm digging the "dip" technique anovasinn mentioned, might get built up though.

    through an air brush, it's gotta be doused on in order even show up.
     

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