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  • Member since
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  • From: Wichita, Kansas, USA
Pledge usage
Posted by Recon89 on Saturday, October 31, 2020 1:49 PM

There is a lot of discussion on using Pledge floor finish for finishing, sealing, etc. I would like to try this method but I have searched all over this town for Pledge floor finish and nobody has any in stock or they do not carry it. Other than getting on line and ordering one bottle, has anyone used a substitute for the Pledge with similar results?

Also want to do some mud on a diorama. What can I put over the mud I create to appear damp and wet?

Thanks.

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  • From: Chicago area
Posted by modelmaker66 on Saturday, October 31, 2020 2:54 PM

look for future.

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:01 PM

Recon, It helps on your profile to show where you live. At least a general area. Seeing how stores are not in all countries and products change names in different parts of the world, it’s hard to say go to store ABC and look for brand Z, if those do not exist where you are. I dont know how many times I’ve seen folks here have suggested for non US members to go find a particular product at their local Hobby Lobby.

MM66, Future no longer goes by that name. Last I had heard awhile back it was something along the line of Johnson Floor Care with Future Shine or something similar.

 

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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Saturday, October 31, 2020 7:25 PM

stikpusher
MM66, Future no longer goes by that name. Last I had heard awhile back it was something along the line of Johnson Floor Care with Future Shine or something similar.

Stik, the ever-flipping turnstyle of this product's name has spun once more. It's now under the Pledge banner as Pledge Floor Gloss:

https://finescale.com/how-to/tips/2018/05/reader-tips-pledge-future-gloss-has-a-new-name

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, October 31, 2020 7:53 PM

Recon89

There is a lot of discussion on using Pledge floor finish for finishing, sealing, etc. I would like to try this method but I have searched all over this town for Pledge floor finish and nobody has any in stock or they do not carry it. Other than getting on line and ordering one bottle, has anyone used a substitute for the Pledge with similar results?

Also want to do some mud on a diorama. What can I put over the mud I create to appear damp and wet?

Thanks.

 

I substitute either Alclad Aqua Gloss or Vallejo Gloss for Pledge

You can brush any gloss on to make wet mud

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Saturday, October 31, 2020 8:57 PM

Recon89

There is a lot of discussion on using Pledge floor finish for finishing, sealing, etc. I would like to try this method but I have searched all over this town for Pledge floor finish and nobody has any in stock or they do not carry it. Other than getting on line and ordering one bottle, has anyone used a substitute for the Pledge with similar results?

Also want to do some mud on a diorama. What can I put over the mud I create to appear damp and wet?

Thanks. 

Matt Swan has a page on Future (Pledge) at his Swanny's Models site:

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

Although it hasn't been updated since 2015, I think that's still current.

As far as where to look is concerned, I know that around here-Lehigh Valley, PA-grocery stores, hardware stores, and Walmart all carry it, in with the cleaning supplies.

I've used Future to make wet mud, by mixing some ground pastel chalks with a drop or two of water, and a drop of Future.  I use a ceramic palette, so I mix this in well on the palette, with a toothpick, and use the toothpick to apply it to the model.

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Posted by steve5 on Saturday, October 31, 2020 11:02 PM

in australia , I have been using , long life floor polish , I use it for sealing in decals , and in between coats when I put on an oil wash , for a finish it's not a good enough high shine .

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Wichita, Kansas, USA
Posted by Recon89 on Sunday, November 1, 2020 6:27 AM

Thanks everyone for the great tips. I'm in Kansas, USA. I keep forgeting that this forum carries all over the world. I do need to update the profile. We have a Hobby Town here that carries the Alclad and Vallejo products. 

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, November 1, 2020 7:41 AM

You Lucky Dog!

 

         Our Hobbytown in San Antonio(45miles away)- closed two years ago. Next closest is Austin. Traffic and Hippie capitol of Texas Oh! and real Capitol too! Especially during Govt: sessions, Awash with Hot air then!

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  • From: The Deep Woods
Posted by Tickmagnet on Monday, November 2, 2020 6:06 AM

Make sure you are looking for Pledge "Revive it" floor gloss. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pledge-Floor-Gloss-Original-27-fl-oz/15136693 

 

 

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  • From: Wichita, Kansas, USA
Posted by Recon89 on Monday, November 2, 2020 4:30 PM

From what I can tell from these posts and Matt Swan's article, there seems to be a ongoing change of names. But thanks again all for the help.

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 4:54 AM

Recon89

From what I can tell from these posts and Matt Swan's article, there seems to be a ongoing change of names. But thanks again all for the help.

 

I bought a bottle about 4 years ago and it was named Pledge Floor Care. Same stuff as far as I can tell. Some box stores probably carry a generic named product of the same stuff. I think I paid $8 for the name brand. They have one out with lemon too, I avoided that. Looks like now they added Gloss to the title and put on a warmer toned label. Around here the local Stop And Shop stores carry it in the domestic care isle of the grocery store. Ace Hardware too.

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 12:01 PM

I've got a bottle I bought around '95, when it was still called Future.  It's still good, too.

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