Customs: Future Floor Polish

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  1. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I keep hearing people talk about how great this stuff is. It's basically a brush on clear coat. However, I can't find it. I've looked in the home improvement section ( with the wood stains and such ) as well as the chemical department ( with the bleach, pledge, etc...) and I can't find any of it. Can anybody post a picture of the bottle so I know what to look for? Or even tell me what department it's in at Wal-Mart?
     
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  4. Insane Galvatron

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    Hmmm... I did not see that at all. I only checked those two departments and it wasn't there. Do you know what part of the store carries "high end furniture polish"?
     
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    i found a bottle in Walmart for like $4
     
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    +1 for finding it at Walmart.
     
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    I'm finally down to under half of my portion. That's after about 4 years now. It's one of the best buys I've gotten for my customs. I so wished I'd known about this stuff when I was starting out . . . .
     
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    could someone do a before/after pic...
     
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    I can't because I incorporate Future in with my paint.
     
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    Do you mix it in the bottle of paint? Testors?
     
  13. Insane Galvatron

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    Can anyone tell me the department they find it in at Wal-Mart? It's a very large store and I can't find it. I need more info than just "with the high end floor polishes". I don't know where those are either.
     
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    At mine it's in the grocery center. If you start at the end of the aisle where the cleaners like windex, pine sol and all that are and go almost all the way down and to your left it was there I believe.
     
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    Thanks Fishdirt. I looked in that aisle and didn't see it. Now that I know for sure that's where it's supposed to be, I'll look again only more closely this time.
     
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    I mentioned it in my post earlier......at Wal-Mart, look in the floor care/cleaning product sections (not sure what their official label is for the section). There are only a few aisles that have cleaning products (I'm talking a bathroom, kitchen, floor cleaners), but right there on one of those aisles (or one adjacent to them) is a section of floor care products. Not cleansers, but things like Swiffer, brooms, mops, floor wax, etc. That's where you need to look, man.
     
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    great tips... I'm think I'm gonna look for it soon... and put all current paint phases on hold
     
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    No, not usually. Normally, I do it the other way around. I pour some Future in a small container, then I pour some paint into the same container, then mix them together. The goal is not be more conservative on the amount of Future in the mix.

    Also, note that I don't start my base coat out this way. My base coat is some kind of primer, whether it's a flat color or even the base hue of the end result. For example, I painted a base coat of Krylon Fusion Black on some parts. While the coat is already nice, for the top coat, I'll brush on a coat of gloss black/Future mix. With those pieces, I've only needed the base coat and the top coat + Future. Generally, the lighter the color is the more coats of paint it will need. That means that with a color like yellow, I'll need the base coat, several base coats of yellow, and yellow + Future mix.

    The reason I do this is that Future floor also has a slight hardening aspect to it. The key word there is "slight". What that does is it places some of that aspect into my coats of paint. The main reason, of course, is the self-smoothing aspect of Future. When applied properly, Future will smooth out itself, thus alleviating much of the brush strokes laid down.

    And, yes, I almost exclusively use Testors acrylics. I use Kyrlon Fusion for my base coats typically, as well.
     
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    Oh okay, I get what your saying.

    Yeah, I'm still new at this, what I tried was a watered down paint thinner to try to, like your saying, smooth out the paint. But, not working too well haha. Really looking for alternatives to "pull" the paint back. That idea of a hardener makes sense. Kinda like that self leveling spraycan paint. I wanna try some of the good stuff, I just can't afford the 6 dollars per can my hobby center wants for a tiny spraycan.

    I got a porter cable compressor and lines and water filters, but need a nice airbrush. Think Ill try a cheap ass ebay gun and try to dial it in. For some reason, with that cheap ebay knockoff crap, I'm sure Im only gonna speed-dial the garbage can and say hello hehe.

    Thanks for the tip S7.
     
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    Sure thing!

    As far as "thinners", just make sure that you're using oil-based thinners for oil-based paints (enamels, mostly) and water-based thinners (like Future or H2O itself) with water-based paints (acrylics).

    If you're just starting, I HIGHLY suggest going out, shopping for some clearance TFs, and do some small project-practicing!
     
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