Customs: Future Floor Polish

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

  1. Superquad7

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    I've never had to dilute it for brush application, as it's pretty thin to begin with. The main thing is applying it relatively quickly, as it can dry somewhat fast. Having too little or too much on the brush is key as well.

    As far as diluting paints with it, it's not an exact process. What I do when I paint is that I have a reservoir for my Future (usually a tiny mixing up) and my paint in the bottle beside me. I usually don't need to dilute paint much, so just a tiny portion of Future will do the trick. I'll then mix the paint into the reservoir. I'll test the mix out on a sheet of paper to see if it's right or not. I just keep adding some of each until it's right for me.
     
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    yea I think 2:1 paint to future might be good. tried 1:1 and it was waaay too thin, but now I gotta use that up haha.
     
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    Wait, you guys are diluting your paint with this stuff? This is done as a paint scratch resistance method? How is that working out for you? I've only been using it to stiffen joints after paint if they are still loose.
     
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    I probably don't even use that much. It's not an exact science, either. Trial and error will yield a desired result.

    I use it mixed in with my paints for the self-leveling quality mainly.
     
  5. amd098

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    Yea I figured why wait haha. So far grimlock is looking smooth.
    http://i.imgur.com/rOsRGGq.jpg

    The fact that it smooths itself automatically is big, your paint smooths itself out very quickly. But, you have to have patience. If you do it too fast you can get air bubbles and need to pop them.
     
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    How long does it take for Future Floor Polish to dry?
     
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    Twenty (20) minutues to dry to the touch; one (1) day/24 hours to be fully dried and cured.
     
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    Thank you. That's all I needed to know.
     
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    I love this stuff. I used it coat the chrome on all of my transmetals beast wars figs. Some to stop flaking, some to prevent. It also shines em up.

    I also use it on clear/translucent plastic, it really adds a deep shine there as well as making it even more translucent...for example cybertron brimstones wings. I also tried it out on a junker g1 slag, on the Dino head, and it makes it look super clear and takes all the scuffs and scratches out....and shines up the chrome!
     
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    hm... what effect do you think it would have on frosted transparent plastic? (I'm going to see if I have any to test with ASAP ;)  )
     
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    So could I use this stuff to seal my figures after painting instead of using the Testors Semi-Gloss Sealer?
     
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    yes.
     
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    Awesome thanks!
     
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    yes but its more glossy than semi gloss. i use this for gloss and then do a layer of testors flat coat or mix them for a semi gloss. some mix it with tamiya flat base though.
     
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    Gents, apologies for the necropost, but figured it's better than starting a new thread. I've been having trouble finding this stuff in Canada. Is this it? 946mL Concentrated Floor Cleaner
     
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    I don't think that is it. That looks to be a floor cleaner, not a polish/varnish.

    If you absolutely cannot find Future/Pledge/Klear, an artist's gloss acrylic varnish (a brush on kind) would work fine. Future is essentially an acrylic varnish, just with fragrance and other things added to it.
     
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    They definitely have Pledge, but that was the only kind that had the blue cap...
     
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    Just wondered if someone can give me some advice about using this stuff?

    I've just started doing customs and my first batch are nearly done. I've basically painted Tamiya acrylic straight onto the plastic, no basecoat - for the most part I haven't needed it.

    Now I'm ready to finish them off and I need to get an idea of what's best to do for a good-looking, relatively hard-wearing, finish.

    I have a bottle of Pledge Future and a can of Testors dullcote spray lacquer - am I right in assuming that once I'm happy with the paints and decals, I brush on a coat of Future over everything, then once that is cured I spray the lacquer on top, leave that to further cure and then that's it, done?

    If I apply the Pledge and lacquer in robot mode, will there be any problems when I transform them again? Will the lacquer seal over any joints for moving parts?
     

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