How to use Polishes?

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  1. MechanovaKing

    MechanovaKing Well-Known Member

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    I know how to use super glue on lose toys.

    But how do I use floor and/or nail polishes on toys? (Or a link to a thread that's cover this before?)
    and are those methods as 'permanent' as super glue?

    (Please avoid any jokes about applying polishes to my nails or floor. I can think of plenty on my own)
     
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    Future seems to be much more durable than nail polish anyway, though it may take more coats. I like just dipping a ball joint into it, let the excess drip off, and letting it dry overnight.
     
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    Future is also nice for making dull plastic pop, if you're not the type that paints or dyes figures.
     
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    I'd like to add that Future is my best friend. It seeps well into many joint types so it's the best for any joint type, in my opinion. It also hardens nicer than nail polish and does not damage plastic like super glue. The only weakness I can imagine is that it takes a while to dry, causing me to have over-applied Future once or twice, making my figures' joints far too stiff. Therefore, patience is definitely required.
     
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    Can i remove it easly if it's too much?
     
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    I will say i have had great results from nail polish just do a thin coat let dry and test. Recoat if needed.
     
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    It's an acrylic, so it can be removed fairly easily.
     
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    I was expecting some else. This stuff is a liquid.
    and this drys hard eh?
     
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    It cures, yes.
     
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    look at what it is intended for: it is used to coat and protect a floor from scratches and dings.
    which it does well.

    it's only a minor leap (in reasoning) from floor to toy.

    it's actually great to be able to layer coats until you get your joints as tight as you want, and if you over-do it a bit, you can sand it down a bit.

    There are a few figures i'd love to coat with Future to make em look better, just haven't gotten around to it.

    but it's worth it.
     
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    I'm going to have to go with this answer. The first time I tried it was on Universe 2.0 Galvatron (for obvious reasons), and have used it ever since.
     
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    Thanks man. Always heard about this stuff...havent heard enough to try it yet. That thread you showed me will help ALOT with my customs.

    THANK YOU
     

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