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Clear Coat (Future)

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  • Member since
    July 2019
  • From: Northern IL.
Clear Coat (Future)
Posted by Bob D on Saturday, December 19, 2020 6:10 PM

I have all the decals on my F-86 E Saber and want to seal everything. I want to spray Future over the plane and was wondering if I could also spray the attached canopy?  

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, December 19, 2020 6:12 PM

I dip the canopy in future and let it rest on a paper towel, but I wouldn't spray over it.



  • Member since
    April 2020
Posted by Eaglecash867 on Saturday, December 19, 2020 6:53 PM

You definitely don't want to get any sprayed-on clear coat of any kind on the clear parts of your canopy.  As for using Future as a clear coat...I'd avoid that as well.  Use a gloss lacquer that's made specifically for models.  I've had nothing but problems with the modern-day formulation of Future, so about the only thing I use it for now is as an adhesive for certain photo etched parts.

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  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, December 20, 2020 3:55 PM

Ditto on what keavdog said. Been doing it for years with no problems but try it on some spare clear plastic first just to be sure nothing contaminated your future.

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  • Member since
    December 2005
  • From: Fresno
Posted by AT6 on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 2:35 AM

I mask each part of the canopy and then brush "paint" each panel with Future afterwards.


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