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Problem with Future... any ideas?

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: Littleton,CO
Problem with Future... any ideas?
Posted by caine on Sunday, June 8, 2003 7:18 PM
I have been using Future for my clear gloss coats on my aircraft models before decalling. Overall things have gone well, but I have experienced a sort of pebbling effect when I airbrush it. It doesn't seem to create a smooth finish unless I use a lot more than I should. By the time it is running smooth, it pools up and makes a real mess.

Does anyone have any idea about what the problem might be. Could it be the air pressure? I have a single pressure compressor, so I don't have much flexability there. Could it be the amount I am spraying? Thanks for any help you can give.
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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, June 8, 2003 9:05 PM
I had that problem until some of the folks on this board told me to use several light coats, and to give the Future time to settle after spraying. They were right. It looks bad at first, but after about fifteen minutes the Future settles down and the pebbles disappear.
However, since you say you have no regulator, the pressure may also be a problem. I've had the best luck shooting Future at about 12psi, whereas your compressor is probably ushing 20-30psi. If you can't afford a regulator, try using a wide area tip on your brush to minimize the intensity of the spray, and back it away from the model as far as practical (practice on scrap first, of course).
Good luck,
  • Member since
    January 2003
Posted by shermanfreak on Sunday, June 8, 2003 10:04 PM
Glenn provides you with some sound advice.

Probably would be a good idea to pick up a regulator to give you a little more control. Another thing that you should add is a moisture trap if you don't have one mounted already. They both will save you a lot of headaches.
Happy Modelling and God Bless Robert
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, June 9, 2003 11:02 PM
Yep, good advice all around. You really have to let the future 'settle' for several minutes. You can put on a 'wet' coat, but there is a very narrow window where the perfect wet coat turns into a runny mess. I prefer to just let it level out on it's own.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: Seattle, WA
Posted by RonUSMC on Sunday, June 15, 2003 2:50 AM
Lots of layers of pebbles.... as in 2 or 3 .. work very well.

Spray a mist... let it dry, watch a show or something for an hour.... mist it again.... another hour or so.... mist it again.... watch another show.... decal.. wash... pastel... wait overnight or an hour or so... then flat coat...

works like a charm. Active Kits: 1/48 AM Avenger 1/35 Sd.Kfz 251 Ausf C


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