Customs: what kind of seal/finish do you use?

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  1. wylungz

    wylungz Well-Known Member

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    hey guys. just wondering..



    i use primarily Tamiya paints and i use a kyrlon crystal clear gloss because i like my figures shiny.. especially in vehicle mode...

    however i was going to switch/give a try to krylon crystal clear Satin.. see how that works out..


    so if any, wat kind of seals do you guys use? brand and finish?
     
  2. anovasinn

    anovasinn THE PAINTS MUST FLOW!!!

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    future and testors is what i use
     
  3. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    If you search this forum, you will find a TON of copies of threads asking this same question, which means you'll find the answers you seek. ;) 
     
  4. wylungz

    wylungz Well-Known Member

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    ya i saw alot but i just wanted to get a updated version because i saw some old ones and some ppl say future finish.. some testors.. but it seems like everyone has their own experience and opinion on them... even tho a majority like something like future finish,.. i see really good counter arguments w/ alot of detail on why it might be bad or just not for me..
     
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    What REDLINE seems to be getting at is that you didn't come across informed to begin with. Often, people will start threads on a certain, popular topic when they could simply search + read. From what you're saying, your case is different.

    Personally, I stand by Future floor quite a bit :) 
     
  6. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    But then I also doubt that you will get a largely different set of responses from the people here. They most probably still use the same stuff that they used to the last time someone made a thread asking about clear coats.

    I've had best results with Future as well, btw. Tamiya acrylics sometimes react weirdly to Future, though, producing a cracked finish even if you've already given the paint time to cure. :) 
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Yeah, and that mirrors the point I made as well :thumb  Just opening up a post with, "Hey guys, I've been doing some reading on the tutorials and discussion here already and found X and Y, but I was wondering about Z." (where X and Y = knowledge contained in tutorials, and Z is the new question).

    Well, I've gotta chime in on Future as well. If one isn't careful and glops it on, it can dry that way and have a yellow-white tint to it once dried. I've found that Future works best when you:

    1. use it to thin your paint or simply mix it in your brush while you paint;
    2. apply a very thin coat after you finish; or
    3. both 1 and 2.
     
  8. soymonk

    soymonk Mathematical!

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    Will mixing into acrylics allow for a matte finish (I use Citadel paints)? Unlike most people, I have a thing for matte finishes rather than a glossy sheen.
     
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    Future will give a semi-gloss/gloss finish, since it is, well, floor polish.
     
  10. soymonk

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    Semi-gloss. Close enough for me :D 
     
  11. wylungz

    wylungz Well-Known Member

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    ya but i heard people say it wont work as well on acrylics, so i might not be able to use it as a option...
     
  12. Superquad7

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    Future IS acrylic.
     
  13. soymonk

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    so future is really good eh?
     
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    Personally, I wish that I'd been using it with my customs the whole time I've been making things. As it stands right now, I'd essentially have to go back and at least coat most of my work now. I still prefer to mix it a little bit in with my paint while I paint as it smooths the paint out while I'm painting and dries the paint more levelly. I do love it as a top coat of gloss though, too :) 
     

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