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  • Member since
    November 2005
Finishing kits
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 29, 2003 6:56 PM
How do you guys get that much sought after "wet look" and mirror shine on your kits? I've read about MEGUIAR’S car polish. Does anybody have any first hand experience with that stuff?

On that same line of thought, does anybody know how I can get rid of "orange peeled" future floor polish? I have a love hate relationship with that stuff. It's awesome on clear and as a gloss coats (when it goes on right), but I find it so darn hard to get a nice finish. It seems to orange peel everytime! How much are you suppose to spray on?
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 29, 2003 8:24 PM
I've had a lot of luck using 8000 grit sanding pads followed by 12000 grit pads, then try polishing it with a used fabric softener sheet. It works wonders for your finish. Then follow that up with your Meguiars Wax and it will look so wet people will be afraid to touch it thinking it's wet paint. (I've fooled more than one fellow modeler)
  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Monday, September 29, 2003 10:06 PM
I've used Meguiars' polishes for years - bloody expensive stuff, but it's the best.
One bottle should last for years.
I often use it on car models. I wait for several weeks for the paint to dry, then take off the dust specks and the worst of the orange peel with 2000 wet and dry (used wet), wait another week for the paint to dry again, then use the Yellow Wax to rub out the paint and get a wet look shine.
The finer sanding pads and sanding cloths would make my life easier, but I've just nevere gotten around to getting them.............
Future can be a real pain - I've found that it works well if you spray a REALLY fine mist coat, let it dry for 10 minutes, then repeat this process at least once more. Let it dry, then try a quick wet coat. The first wet coat will probably dry a little flat, but the next wet coat should dry glossy.
Always allow 10-15 minutes drying time between coats.
Take a scrap car body and practice - then practice again. And then again. Then you'll figure it out.
Future comes off very easily using an ammonia based window cleaning product like Windex. Or just mix a little ammonia in some water. The Future should come right off without harming the paint.
Cheers,
LeeTree

Cheers, LeeTree
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