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Future over Tamiya acrylic paint
Posted by cadman on Sunday, October 27, 2019 2:44 PM

Hello, I am painting a car model with Tamiya Acrylic flat paint and want to spray some future floor shine on it to give it a gloss look. Do I need to lightly sand the acrylic paint before putting on the Future Floor Polish? The acrylic looks a little gritty. I mostly do armor and it dose not matter as much.

Thanks in advance, George

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, October 27, 2019 6:27 PM

You can add some drops of Future into the paint before you airbrush it to give a more smooth satin finish. Then give a clear coat over that. I’ve done that before.

 

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Posted by gregbale on Sunday, October 27, 2019 6:35 PM

cadman
Do I need to lightly sand the acrylic paint before putting on the Future Floor Polish? The acrylic looks a little gritty. I mostly do armor and it dose not matter as much.

Sanding probably is overkill, but buffing with something like nylon stocking mesh does a great job of knocking down that 'gritty' surface for the gloss coat. Really reduces the chance of accidentally sanding through that perfectly-achieved finish.

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Posted by modelmaker66 on Monday, October 28, 2019 2:49 AM

cadman

Hello, I am painting a car model with Tamiya Acrylic flat paint and want to spray some future floor shine on it to give it a gloss look. Do I need to lightly sand the acrylic paint before putting on the Future Floor Polish? The acrylic looks a little gritty. I mostly do armor and it dose not matter as much.

Thanks in advance, George

 

 

Yes, Look at some you tube build guides on cars and watch them polish the paint prior to clear coating

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Posted by Phil_H on Monday, October 28, 2019 4:27 AM

gregbale
Sanding probably is overkill, but buffing with something like nylon stocking mesh does a great job of knocking down that 'gritty' surface for the gloss coat. Really reduces the chance of accidentally sanding through that perfectly-achieved finish.

I haven't tried it personally, but you might also try buffing with a paper coffee filter. I seem to recall seeing this mentioned quite a number of times on this forum over the years.

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Monday, October 28, 2019 6:29 AM

I Buff flat paint or primer on cars with 000 or 0000 steel wool if it seems a bit rough before clear coating. I still have steel pads but they sell scuff pads now rated in steel wool 000 or 0000 grits.

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Posted by falconmod on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:25 PM

So is this the future that everyone uses and raves about?

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:23 PM

falconmod

So is this the future that everyone uses and raves about?

John

 

yes it is 

 

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Posted by Phil_H on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:01 PM

stikpusher
 
falconmod

So is this the future that everyone uses and raves about?

John

  

yes it is

Though it's been renamed several times since that particular incarnation. It's currently known as "Pledge Revive It Floor Gloss"

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 4:59 AM

 I now use Tamiya X-22 thinned with lacquer thinner fwiw. It's clearer and with my aging eyes it's good enough as shot without buffing after.

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Posted by falconmod on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 7:09 AM

Phil_H

 

 
stikpusher
 
falconmod

So is this the future that everyone uses and raves about?

John

  

yes it is

 

Though it's been renamed several times since that particular incarnation. It's currently known as "Pledge Revive It Floor Gloss"

 

So what's the best way to use it? and when to use it?

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10:11 AM

falconmod

 

 

So what's the best way to use it? and when to use it?

 

 

Use it like most clear glosses are used. The op is thinking of it as clear gloss over a flat color coat on a car body. That's one use ( usually needs buffing out though imo). People use it before a wash is applied etc.....

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Posted by falconmod on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10:24 AM

oldermodelguy

 

 
falconmod

 

 

So what's the best way to use it? and when to use it?

 

 

 

 

Use it like most clear glosses are used. The op is thinking of it as clear gloss over a flat color coat on a car body. That's one use ( usually needs buffing out though imo). People use it before a wash is applied etc.....

 

ok,   So I usually paint in flat paint then clear gloss to put decals on the coat that with either flat or more gloss depending on the subject to seal the decals and or weathering.  Can I still do that with the future on there?

John

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 11:32 AM

falconmod

 

 
oldermodelguy

 

 
falconmod

 

 

So what's the best way to use it? and when to use it?

 

 

 

 

Use it like most clear glosses are used. The op is thinking of it as clear gloss over a flat color coat on a car body. That's one use ( usually needs buffing out though imo). People use it before a wash is applied etc.....

 

 

 

ok,   So I usually paint in flat paint then clear gloss to put decals on the coat that with either flat or more gloss depending on the subject to seal the decals and or weathering.  Can I still do that with the future on there?

 

John

 

Good question since that I have not done, I've seen posts for and against it for use with decals then flat coating. I guess it depends what your next coat is ( acrylic, lacquer, enamel). I can say I've never used it under decals, I like the thinnest coat of lacquer I can put down ( metalizer clear is nice and thin), then I can use anything on top. Maybe someone will be along with a clearer answer for you.

 

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Posted by falconmod on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 11:40 AM

oldermodelguy

 

 
falconmod

 

 
oldermodelguy

 

 
falconmod

 

 

So what's the best way to use it? and when to use it?

 

 

 

 

Use it like most clear glosses are used. The op is thinking of it as clear gloss over a flat color coat on a car body. That's one use ( usually needs buffing out though imo). People use it before a wash is applied etc.....

 

 

 

ok,   So I usually paint in flat paint then clear gloss to put decals on the coat that with either flat or more gloss depending on the subject to seal the decals and or weathering.  Can I still do that with the future on there?

 

John

 

 

 

Good question since that I have not done, I've seen posts for and against it for use with decals then flat coating. I guess it depends what your next coat is ( acrylic, lacquer, enamel). I can say I've never used it under decals, I like the thinnest coat of lacquer I can put down ( metalizer clear is nice and thin), then I can use anything on top. Maybe someone will be along with a clearer answer for you.

 

 

I use lacquer now as the base coat over my paint then decals and then use the flatest clear to go over them, usually a acrylic.

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 11:52 AM

falconmod

 

I use lacquer now as the base coat over my paint then decals and then use the flatest clear to go over them, usually a acrylic.

 

 

I think that's a pretty sure bet. You can top coat with most anything over lacquer.

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Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 1:11 PM

Phil_H
 
gregbale
Sanding probably is overkill, but buffing with something like nylon stocking mesh does a great job of knocking down that 'gritty' surface for the gloss coat. Really reduces the chance of accidentally sanding through that perfectly-achieved finish.
 

 
I do that, sometimes.  Yes, the filter paper can knock down a rough surface.

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