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Need help with this Future clear coat issue

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Need help with this Future clear coat issue
Posted by DeanFrees on Thursday, December 21, 2017 10:54 AM

I just put a light clear coat of Future on the 69 Shelby I am doing and there are some spot bumps etc I need to get out before I do another clear coat. How do I get the spots out on the model?

 

Dean Frees

baywolf72@yahoo.com

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Posted by DeanFrees on Thursday, December 21, 2017 11:04 AM

69

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, December 21, 2017 11:12 AM

If you mean some light dirt spots, I'd let it cure for a couple of days then hit it with a light sanding with 1000 grit or finer to smooth them out. 

Blow it off well and lightly go over it with a tack cloth before re-coating.

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Posted by DeanFrees on Thursday, December 21, 2017 11:14 AM
I can send you a photo of it if you want to see what I mean. My email is baywolf72@yahoo.com
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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, December 21, 2017 12:22 PM

Or you might try kind of rubbing at it with a Q tip dipped in Windex.

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, December 21, 2017 12:30 PM

Email sent.  Let's see what you have going on with it.

And replied to.

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Posted by DeanFrees on Thursday, December 21, 2017 12:45 PM
I might give that a try first
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Posted by DeanFrees on Thursday, December 21, 2017 12:45 PM
I did not get your email to me send to baywolf72@yahoo.com I will send you photos
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Posted by DeanFrees on Thursday, December 21, 2017 1:20 PM

GMorrison

Or you might try kind of rubbing at it with a Q tip dipped in Windex.

 

I will try that first before I sand.

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  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Thursday, December 21, 2017 8:52 PM

I've said it before:  "Future" is great for floors!

2 cents

 

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, December 21, 2017 9:34 PM

Second that; Future dries (cures?) so slowly that it picks up anything in the air for a long time. I'm a lot happier with Alclad products. Their Aqua Gloss levels out and dries fast, and is very forgiving of too heavy passes. Alclad lacquer clears also work very well and come in a variety of surface sheens.

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, December 22, 2017 3:01 PM

While Dean didn't ask me to put up the pics he sent, I'll post them up if anyone has other ideas for him.  Main issue is at rear of roof in front of back glass.

He did tell me it is his first build in ten years, so be easy on him please.

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Posted by DeanFrees on Friday, January 05, 2018 11:12 AM

 69 SHELBY

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  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Friday, January 05, 2018 11:34 AM

I can't really see the problem well in the pictures.  Is the Future beading up while drying?

I've had problems with Future beading up on surfaces, especially decal surfaces.  I have fixed that by adding 1/4 to 1/3 Simple Green to the Future.  It takes on a light green tint, but after applying to a model, even a white one, the green tint does not show.  I apply the Future with a large soft brush, not an airbrush.  Work fast and the brush marks level out and the clear coat is perfect.  Let dry overnight in a dust-free environment.

 

Kensar

 

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Posted by DeanFrees on Friday, January 05, 2018 11:52 AM
I fixed the issue with a qtip and windex it went away. I finished the model yesterday .

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