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  • Member since
    January 2003
Mad as He*l
Posted by TEISE on Monday, March 24, 2003 9:27 AM
Well,I 'blew it 'over the weekend. I OVERSPRAYED Future Foor polish on my Hasegawa P-38 and it 'orange peeled' and dried
'runny'!! Is there a way out of this mess?
Help ! Help!
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: United Kingdom / Belgium
Posted by djmodels1999 on Monday, March 24, 2003 9:43 AM
I've had that happened to me once. I used very fine grade sandpaper (1200) to 'remove' the runs and the orange peel where it was too obvious. I then used turtle wax to get a smooth surface and a new shine...
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Pominville, NY
Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Monday, March 24, 2003 9:45 AM
Sand it smooth, wipe it off with a damp rag and respray. I generally don't have much trouble with Future, but on the few occasions when sumthin' did go wrong, I've been able to sand it smooth. Also, I generally sand out dust and any other minor imperfections before I decal.

Use a fine sandpaper or a sanding stick. I usually use a tri-grit stick and sand with the coarse (dark) part. It's a very fine grit and is ideal for this type of thing. The only thing you have to be careful of is the possibility that you could sand through the paint itself.

I've done this type of thing quite often, as mentioned above, mostly as prep for decaling. But then again, I'm a brave soul!

Fade to Black...
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 24, 2003 10:25 AM
Yep, good advice so far. A few other things to add:
1. Be cautious if you are 'wet' sanding. I've found that this 'softens' the future and can sometimes make it turn 'milky' It will generally go away after another coat, but it can be horrifying to see it happen when you're not expecting.
2. You *could* strip the future altogether (with alcohol or ammonia or windex), but you'll have to assess the paint to determine whether or not this will affect it as well.
3. Be careful when sanding so that you don't go through the future and into the paint. You probably need to concentrate your sanding mostly in the areas of the 'runs' and just do a light overall sanding on the areas that orange-peeled.
4. I've also that when I put future on, the first few coats look fairly pebbly and like orange-peel. However, after I get a few of those base coats on, I apply a more 'wet' coat and then just set it aside to dry. This usually levels right out and takes the orange-peel away entirely.

Good luck.

  • Member since
    January 2003
Posted by TEISE on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 8:34 AM
Thanks to MKISH,BWOLF, & DJMOD, for their help on my 'Future'problem. This just goes to show you that even in the world of modelling you need to concentrate.
Does anyone know if they are still publishing Scale Aviation Modelling Int'l??
Haven't been able to find it at the newsstand lately.
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: A Spartan in the Wolverine State
Posted by rjkplasticmod on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 9:15 PM
If you meen Scale Aviation Modeller International, It's still being published and is available in some Hobby Shops/Book Stores. If you meen Scale Aircraft Modelling, it's still being published but the sole US distributor has dropped it due to low sales volume. International subscriptions are available, but pricey.
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