Customs: topcote question

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  1. Viper_486

    Viper_486 Cobraaa!

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    I read on here somewhere about a floor wax or polish being used as a protective topcoat on custom figures.
    However, I cannot remember the name, or find a mention of what it is.
    Can someone give me a hand? I really want to give it a try if its as good as I remember hearing about.
    Thanks!

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  2. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    Future Floor Polish
     
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    Night Flame TFW2005 Supporter

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    Right, Future. Leave it plain for a glossy, glossy shine, or cut it with Tamiya Flat Base to give it a dull coat. No more than 30 percent or so of Tamiya Flat Base or it gets hazy and foggy looking. And 30 or just slightly more percent will be dead flat anyway.

    The awesome thing about Future that I just found out is, it works in an airbrush straight out of the bottle. And even if you like spraying REALLY thin, you can cut it with any acrylic thinner. On modelling forums this stuff is more precious than gold. They use it in different capacities for everything. Shiny coat before a wash or decals? Future. Dull coat before a dry brush? Future. Coat over the top of detail work? Future. Tighten up a joint? Future.

    There's no end of the uses.
     
  4. Viper_486

    Viper_486 Cobraaa!

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    Awesome!
    Thanks, guys.
    I have a large comission i have nearly completed that I have been dreading clear coating, especially after the bad luck I have had with commercial clearcotes (like Krylon)
    You have just taken an *immense* weight off of my shoulders.
    Again, Thank you!

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  5. Greyryder

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    It's also good for holding down decals. I used it to help hold the decals down on the tiny little louvers on the N scale model railroad engine I painted.

    If you use it to give a smooth surface under decals on something that will eventually have a flat coat, use it over the whole project. You'll be able to see the difference between the gloss and the other finish under the flat coat.
     
  6. Viper_486

    Viper_486 Cobraaa!

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    Thanks for the advice guys!
    Here's the comission I am working on, about 95% complete (and floor waxed)

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    Just googled up a site on Future, it answered a few simple questions for me so I thought I'd post it. Link
     

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