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Future (Pledge Floor Gloss) - how to remove it from a canopy?

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Future (Pledge Floor Gloss) - how to remove it from a canopy?
Posted by BorisBaddenov on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:11 PM

This was my first attempt at dipping a canopy in Future, and I touched it too early now it's marred.  I want to remove the Future and then re-dip the part.   What do I need to use to strip the Floor Polish but not harm the plastic canopy?

 

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Boris

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:20 PM

Windex (ammonia). This is also useful if/when the framing paint job gets screwed up and you need to start over.

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Posted by BorisBaddenov on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:30 PM

GMorrison

Windex (ammonia). This is also useful if/when the framing paint job gets screwed up and you need to start over.

 

 

Thanks!  A lot!!

 

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Boris

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:40 PM

Sure. After you dip the thing, holding it with tweezers by a corner of the frame- touch the bottom corner to a piece of paper towel a few times to "wick" off the drop of Future thats formed there. Then set it on a clean piece of paper.

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Posted by Greg on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 2:22 PM

Just to add my 2 cents, I like to tear the paper towel and use the torn edge for wicking, it wicks better.

I'm with GMorrison 100%, everything he said. Same as I'd do.

-Greg

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Posted by BorisBaddenov on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 2:30 PM

Thanks to you both!

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:53 PM

I rather polish the inside and outside of the canopy with Novus. 

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Posted by BorisBaddenov on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 8:30 PM

plasticjunkie

I rather polish the inside and outside of the canopy with Novus. 

 

This doesn't address the question at all - but thanks, I guess.

 

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Boris

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:55 PM

Boris, as you probably know: Future/ Pledge is an acrylic floor finish product, something janitors use.

When it builds up on a floor, the maintenace folks splash something on it like Windex which is an ammonia based product, hard mop it all off and start over.

As an aside; any time you use Pledge over paint, and then weather wash over that, and f uck up: ammonia will erase all sins.

 

Bill

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:13 PM

BorisBaddenov

 

 
plasticjunkie

I rather polish the inside and outside of the canopy with Novus. 

 

 

 

This doesn't address the question at all - but thanks, I guess.

 

Peace-

Boris

 

GM gave you the best method to remove Future. My post was simply a suggestion on a different way to improve clarity in canopies.

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:20 PM

plasticjunkie

 

 
BorisBaddenov

 

 
plasticjunkie

I rather polish the inside and outside of the canopy with Novus. 

 

 

 

This doesn't address the question at all - but thanks, I guess.

 

Peace-

Boris

 

 

 

GM gave you the best method to remove Future. My post was simply a suggestion on a different way to improve clarity in canopies.

 

Better man than me. I curl up in a fetal position and cry.

But seriously, the Novus product 1-2-3 will almost always restore an accurate finish to a scratched canopy over the length of a baseball game on the screen.

 

Bill

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:32 PM

GM I use either an old cotton t shirt and or Qtips and only use Novus#2 to polish out for example the dreaded seam line along the center of the F14 canopy . Angry

I sand it off using several grit sticks then hit it with the Novus and after 30 ish minutes it’s crystal clear.

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Posted by Greg on Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:06 AM

Mustang Joe introduced me to the Novus system some years back.

Wonderful stuff.

-Greg

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