Customs: Future Floor Polish

Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by Insane Galvatron, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Superquad7

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    Yes, Future is acrylic based.

    Ah, awesome! That's good to know!
     
  2. Satomiblood

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    I've not had any issues with future in my 3+ years of using the stuff. It's great for sealing paint apps and sealing reprolabels as well as tightening loose ball joints and pegs.
     
  3. big hank

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    Another great trick with Future that I used to do when I built models is to dip clear parts (cockpits, windshields) into a bowl of Future. It gives the illusion of being thinner and more glasslike, and less like plastic.

    Also adding food coloring can make a cool tint coat. Just experiment with it.
     
  4. hthrun

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    This thread is awesome! I was going to wait to get Future until my paint markers ran out. But now I'm going to have to get it to go over Sharpie details, stickers, and otehr stuff like mentioned in this thread.
    I wish I knew about that sticker idea earlier. I just lost a couple light stickers from my Bumblebee...
     
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    I need to find a new place to buy some, the store I'd gotten a bottle from before doesn't seem to carry it anymore.

    So all Walmarts carry Pledge with Future? Because I'm literally surrounded by them, 15 minute drive in any direction.
     
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    From the bottom of page 3:
    It depends on how the individual store is laid out, but that should hold true for most if not all. Just ask an associate if you have trouble...that's what they're there for, whether they know it or not :p 

    And big hank: GREAT tip on the tinted clear-coat idea. I was wondering how I was going to get that deep orangey color on my new Galvatron cannon....
     
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    How does it work for you guys when you are aiming for a Flat finish? I've only really used it once or twice, but i felt like the figure was more shiny than it would be normally, even when I went over it later with a flat clear coat (testors)

    And yes it does take a long time to dry
     
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    It's a glossy coat, for sure. Though I do remember the back of the bottle mentioning ratios for mixing in matte finishing agents...
     
  10. reave

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    So, is this the same stuff? It doesn't say future anywhere on it.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, I'm 99% sure that's the same thing.
     
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    Concur. With my retail-wonk cap on, I can say with confidence that when Pledge bought Future, they took the tried-and-true package-transition approach.

    FUTURE!
    became
    FUTURE BY PLEDGE
    became
    PLEDGE FLOOR CARE WITH FUTURE
    became
    PLEDGE FLOOR CARE

    with a gradual shrink/displacement of the future logo and a gradual transition in color-branding.

    I suppose we need to start calling it "Acrylic Pledge Floor Stuff" or whatever to cut down on the confusion....but Future is ever so much more pithy....
     
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    Thanks. I'll give it a shot and see how it works.
     
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    :thumb 

    This just reminds me that our "Future" resources need updating *sigh*
     
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    Just a shame we can't get this in the UK from stores.
     
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    Ah, so that stuff IS the same thing!

    It worked the same and smelled the same so I figured as much. "Multi-Surface" doesn't have the ring "future" had. :p 
     
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    Just curious... anyone know how good this is to protect from scratches on larger surfaces? Been using Epoxy Resin for non-TF projects lately, and while it's pretty durable, it's kind of prone to scratching up. Been meaning to try something TF-related too, so I suppose this would be a two-brids-one-stone type deal if it's good in general. *shrug*
     
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    I just purchased an airbrush and wanted know what the mix ratio should be to start off with when using Future? Is it 2 to 1 paint/future? How will I know if I mixed it correctly?

    Does testors or tamiya have to be thinned for the first few coats or just the last few?

    Sorry for the newb questions. I am just not sure where to ask these and didn't see an answer to them in the index.
     
  19. amd098

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    Anyone know how to dilute it if I want to apply it with a brush on a figure?

    And also if I dilute my acrylic paints with it, how much should I dilute it? 1:1 or what?
     
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    Been experimenting with industrial grade 1-part epoxies lately as well, and yeah, so far, I'm finding them to be scratch-prone as well. I may not have allowed enough time for a full cure though, and I have a different formula en route, so I'm hopeful.....
     

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