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Future vs. Glosscote

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: Western Pennsylvania
Future vs. Glosscote
Posted by genj53john on Thursday, May 29, 2003 7:51 PM
I'm working on a B17 and have already applied a coat of Future which I diluted before airbrushing and then placed the decals. So far so good. Looks great. I like the finish I got by diluting. Its not as shinny as full strength Future. Now I need another coat to protect the decals. Thought of doing the same thing over the decals or using a mixture of Dullcote and Glosscote. I think I'm more comfortable with the Future. Does Future by itself provide adequate protection? Will a mixture of Gloss and Dullcote work as well? When spray coating Gloss or Dullcote what do you use to dilute it and is it compatible with acyrlics coated with Future?

  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, May 29, 2003 8:50 PM
Future provides more than adequate protection! It's designed to last for a year+ on floors, and I don't think you'll be trying to walk on your model anytime soon, so it will probably last your lifetime or longer!!
  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Friday, May 30, 2003 12:47 AM
Glosscote and Dullcote are thinned with white spirit (a refined form of turpentine) and should probably go over the Future ok, but the best thing to do would be EXPERIMENT FIRST. Take an aluminum can or an old model and paint it with a color coat, then the Future (maybe apply a few decals before the Future just to see if your model will be safe), then apple the Dullcote mixed with Glosscote. Try to replicate everything you did when you painted your model, and check the results.
Sometimes I paint a can or some card stock when I'm painting my model, and from there do everything to the card stock or the can before I do it to the model (if I'm unsure how a particular paint will react to another) - better safe than sorry.
I've used dullcote on numerous occasions and am happy with it, but I've never really been satistied with Glosscote because it's always seemed to stay a little tacky - it never seems to dry completely - when you run a finger over the Glosscote covered surface, there's always a slight "drag" - meaning the stuff isn't completely dry.
Future will always dry to a very hard surface and it lays down very well. I prefer Future to any other gloss.

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: Seattle, WA
Posted by RonUSMC on Friday, May 30, 2003 1:10 AM
I spray large coats of Future unthinned. I really make it very glossy, then apply washes, decals, drybrushing.... then another nice thick coat of straight Future. Let that dry for atleast 24 hours... then a nice thick coat of Testors Dullcoat. Really gives it a great appearance. Like... everything is part of the model.. no paint lines, etc. Active Kits: 1/48 AM Avenger 1/35 Sd.Kfz 251 Ausf C
  • Member since
    May 2003
Posted by karlwb on Friday, May 30, 2003 2:00 PM

I have not realy tried Future ( Klear to us here ), I did a bit of experamentation but my old spray-gun airbrus was not up to the job. I have tried the SatinCote but mixed it with turpentine instead of white spirit so I thought that was why it was still tacky
quite some time after, but the finish was and still is very good with no sign of yellowing.



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