Customs: Future Floor Finish

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  1. Mechafire

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    Greetings,

    Been trying to track down this "Future" product that everyone talks about at my local stores. Problem is, I can't seem to find it and I don't know exactly what I'm looming for.

    Anyone mind posting a link to an online store (and to the product itself) where I can purchase it?

    Thanks.
     
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    Yuppers, I buy mine from a local chain hardware store because it's cheaper, at least locally. Walmart.com has it as well

    Is there any difference in terms of usability between the two products you and I posted? It looks like the one I found is for wood floors? Would that matter? OP might be better off using the one Satomi linked to, he's got way more experience with it than I have
     
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    I have a bottle of the stuff that REDLINE posted in our tutorials section a few years ago. It works very well for sealing custom paint jobs. It's also good for sealing reprolabels and adding friction to loose ball joints. Basically, it's done everything I've expected from it. I'm still working with the same bottle I bought 3 years ago and I'm not even a quarter of the way through it.
     
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    Thanks guys.
     
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    Hey Fellas, I was just at Walmart today, and was trying to hunt some of this stuff down, I remembered someone saying its name was changed to Pledge and I found 2 bottles, I got the bottle that said "Durable ACRYLIC protection" the one for Tile & Vinyl Floor. I thought because it said Acrylic in description that was the one to get. Should I return for the wood one? I'm a little confused. Anyone help me out?

    Here's a pic, I purchased the one on the left, will it sill work?
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    Thanks for any help you guys can offer.
     
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    The tile/vinyl floor one you bought should be fine. I have the equivalent of that.
     
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    Thanks so much SATOMI for the fast reply! Saved me a trip back to Walmart in the morning :)  ur the man!
     
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    "Future" is like the real world equivalent of the "liquid new" the junkions repaired
    Ultra Magnus with back in the day. It will put a good surface on pretty much any
    custom project. I use it for resurfacing Shapeways parts before I paint them.
    The self leveling property it has helps a lot with the texture printed product often has.
     
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    I did the same thing and the acrylic stuff's been working great for me!

    Great tip! I just mix Future in with my paint, do you think that would suffice or do you still recommend a coat first?
     
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    I'm hoping to try painting some TFs some time in the next month or two, so I'll be needing some Future. Should places like Home Depot or Lowe's carry it?
     
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    I would lay down a layer of it first or last depending onthe quality of the surface you wish to paint and if you are going to primer it.
     
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    Go to your local supermarket first.
     
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    I've found mine at Walmart, but not Target, to give an idea...
     
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    Got mine at Meijer for 6 and change. This stuff is magic in a bottle.
     
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    How does this method work for translucent pieces from shapeways? I've got one I haven't touched yet and noticed that the edges are very un-even, so I wasn't sure how painting would go. Will I lose any of the transparency if future is applied before painting it?
     
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    MAN THIS STUFF IS AWESOME! Your right Satomi the tile one i have works great! I had to generations sweeps (scourge) when I would pose them, they would do the splits and fall over cus there legs were sooooo loose!! I squirted a little Future(Pledge) into a little container, popped off the legs of the sweeps and brushed some on there ball joints, let it dry for about 45mins, then did a 2nd coat (because its so thin like water almost) then let it dry over night, attached the legs this morning, and them fools legs are as strong as a running back now! wo0t wo0t!!!!

    THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR HELP, THIS STUFF ROCKS!
     
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    The strange part of it all is that this stuff is seemingly hard to find, which could be the result of two things: (1) the confusion over what the packaging actually looks like (which varies quite a bit) and (2) the more obvious places don't seem to carry it for a lot of people.
     
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    You don't even have to pop them off. I'll just put in a drop or two right in the joint while it's attached. The great advantage of Future over nail polish is that when it dries, it's not so hard.

    Yeah, the Future I found was a bottle of Pledge Floor Finish. The FUTURE sign on it is really small.
     

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