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Is Pledge floor care the same as Future?
Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 12:03 PM

Finalky ran out if Future after many years.Is Pledge floor care the same as Future?

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 12:31 PM
Alclad Aqua Gloss,great stuff.

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 2:44 PM

Ok but it did not answer my question.

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 2:48 PM

Pledge Floor Finish for Multi-surfaces does the same thing that Future used to.

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 4:49 PM

Thanks!

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Posted by 68GT on Saturday, November 04, 2017 9:34 AM

This was the last bottle I picked up about a year ago.

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, November 04, 2017 10:24 AM

68GT

This was the last bottle I picked up about a year ago.

 

Hey GT, is it glossier than the original formula? My Future bottle is a good 8 years old and still have 50% left.

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Posted by Aaronw on Saturday, November 04, 2017 11:46 AM

I wish they would stop futzing about with the name...

 

I stocked up on a couple bottles the last time, so not sure the current name. I can tell you it can be thinned with distilled water. I have a jar of Future on the bench that is a few years old and was starting to get thick. I mixed in about a shot glass worth of distilled water and shook it up. Good as new once all the bubbles degassed out.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, November 04, 2017 11:57 AM

Aaronw

I wish they would stop futzing about with the name...

 

I stocked up on a couple bottles the last time, so not sure the current name. I can tell you it can be thinned with distilled water. I have a jar of Future on the bench that is a few years old and was starting to get thick. I mixed in about a shot glass worth of distilled water and shook it up. Good as new once all the bubbles degassed out.

 

Good to know, thanks!

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, November 04, 2017 1:57 PM

Yes it is good stuff,really clarifies canopies even older thick ones.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, November 04, 2017 2:28 PM

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Yes it is good stuff,really clarifies canopies even older thick ones.

 

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Try Novus plastic polish on the inside and outside of the canopies. I find it doing a better job. 

 

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, November 04, 2017 3:24 PM

Goid results with Novus then?Do you have any pics?

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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, November 05, 2017 8:00 AM

I haven't noticed a differance in the shine.  I just wish they would stop changing the label every year.

I usually thin it by giving it a few squirts of windex.

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by M1ks on Sunday, November 05, 2017 8:28 AM

I believe in the states your stuff still looks the same, in the UK it looks like this but still works the same. 

https://youtu.be/k6dXkL6CwGY

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, November 05, 2017 10:11 PM

Thanks Gt.

Philo

The camera doesn't capture the true clarity unlike the human eye. The polished parts look clearer than the Futured ones.

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, November 05, 2017 10:15 PM

Cool!

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Posted by the Baron on Monday, November 06, 2017 8:41 AM

SWANNY'S MODELS IS BACK!!!!  HOORAY!!!

This is a great resource, and in the context of this thread, here is his page on the history of Future acrylic:

http://www.swannysmodels.com/TheCompleteFuture.html

This was always my first reference, when the discussion turned to Future.  It can help you better understand the name changes, for example, and what the product is called in various markets.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/HansvonHammer/Humor/th_MonogramMafia.jpg?t=1296972087

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Posted by Pinkbooger on Monday, November 06, 2017 9:00 AM

Besides canopies what else do you all use Future for?

"You underestimate the power of the dark side"

-Darth Vader

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, November 06, 2017 10:34 AM

I have used it to gloss an airframe before adding decals as well as a clear coat on some of my car and truck models.

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Posted by the Baron on Monday, November 06, 2017 12:12 PM

Pinkbooger

Besides canopies what else do you all use Future for?

I use it as a gloss coat before applying decals, as others have noted.  The smooth finish helps reduce silvering, which is caused by air trapped in tiny pits and ruts in a surface, below the decal film.

I also use it sometimes to help adhere decals, when they have flaked or cracked.

And I use Future as a gloss sealer coat on my toy soldiers.  I paint them in a traditional style, in a gloss finish.  Even when I use gloss enamels, I apply a coat or two of Future as an additional sealer coat.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/HansvonHammer/Humor/th_MonogramMafia.jpg?t=1296972087

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, November 06, 2017 5:14 PM

I use it as a barrier coat on which to smear around turpenoid based oil paint washes.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, November 06, 2017 5:17 PM

philo426

Goid results with Novus then?Do you have any pics?

 

Novus is an entirely different thing. It is a system of polishing compounds in three different grits that is used in the same way as any other running compound. It makes the surface smooth. As opposed to covering it with an additional smooth surface.

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Posted by skyraider0609 on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 5:32 AM
Quick question regarding Future and canopies and how one uses it. Do I dip the clear parts in it, let them dry and then are they okay to mask off and paint from that point? Sorry to jump in with a foolish newb question on this thread.
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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 6:44 AM

GMorrison
 
philo426

Goid results with Novus then?Do you have any pics?

 

 

 

Novus is an entirely different thing. It is a system of polishing compounds in three different grits that is used in the same way as any other running compound. It makes the surface smooth. As opposed to covering it with an additional smooth surface.

 

 

Yes it's 3 part but only if you are using it without a combination of finer grit pads. As an example, I sand off the mold line in a canopy with a fine sanding stick then use an extra fine stick to help out followed by Novus #2 which completes the scratch removal process.

For just making a canopy clearer you only need to use Novus #2 Fine Scratch Remover and nothing else. I also use Simoniz Fine Scratch/Haze Remover which does the same as Novus.

As an added bonus, both products work great at restoring dull yellowing auto headlights.

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 9:29 AM

You can dip the clear parts but I just brush it on.Great resukts fir sure!

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 10:03 AM

philo426

You can dip the clear parts but I just brush it on.Great resukts fir sure!

 

And it's really runny, so right after dipping, wick off any pooling or drop formed at the bnottom edge/ corner of part with the edge of a paper towel.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 7:05 PM

skyraider0609
Quick question regarding Future and canopies and how one uses it. Do I dip the clear parts in it, let them dry and then are they okay to mask off and paint from that point? Sorry to jump in with a foolish newb question on this thread.
 

Let the Future cure for at least a couple of days before masking just to be extra safe regarding any possible lifting.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 7:15 PM

Pinkbooger

Besides canopies what else do you all use Future for?

 

 

There a re a bunch of other uses for Future besides dipping canopies:

Tint clear parts using Tamiya clear paints or food coloring.

Use as lenses on IP's.

Attach small pe and clear parts.

Use as a sealer over putties.

Use over decals as multiple applications to get rid of the 'step' effect.

Use to attach stubborn decals that want to curl up.

Mix with water based flat acrylic paints like craft paints and MM paints  to get a semi gloss finish.

Mix with pigments or dirt for wet mud effect.

Use as a final gloss coat.

Use on larger scale figure's eyes after painting for that wet sparkling look of the human eye.

 

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, November 08, 2017 3:33 AM

I use future as a final coat for high gloss applications like this little airliner I did.

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Posted by Aaronw on Wednesday, November 08, 2017 6:54 PM

Novus and Future fill different niches. Novus is a polish, Future is primarily an acrylic clear coat. They do have some overlap in uses and can complement each other.

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