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  • Member since
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  • From: New mexico
Need assistance
Posted by John3M on Sunday, September 17, 2023 2:06 PM

How do you apply the floor wax Future? To windows or other what techniques i tried a brush but it mucked up gloppy or bubbles or streakin. 

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, September 17, 2023 2:26 PM

I pour it into a small container like a 1/2 cup measure and dip the part in and set it on a paper towel to dry

Thanks,

John

fox
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    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, September 17, 2023 3:57 PM

Ditto. It helps if you use a pair of tweezers to dip it slowly into the Future so as not to make bubbles form on the piece. Remove slowly also. Touch an edge of the piece to the paper towel to drain off any excess before setting down on the towel. Best to let it set at least overnight to cure before handling again. If any bubbles dry on the piece, no problem, just dip in some windex to remove the Future and repeat dipping in Future. 

It might take a few tries to get it right, but the result is worth the effort. Let us know how you make out.

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

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  • From: New mexico
Posted by John3M on Sunday, September 17, 2023 7:01 PM

Thanks i really messed it but now ill get itright. 

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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Monday, September 18, 2023 6:15 AM

fox

Ditto. It helps if you use a pair of tweezers to dip it slowly into the Future so as not to make bubbles form on the piece. Remove slowly also. Touch an edge of the piece to the paper towel to drain off any excess before setting down on the towel. Best to let it set at least overnight to cure before handling again. If any bubbles dry on the piece, no problem, just dip in some windex to remove the Future and repeat dipping in Future. 

It might take a few tries to get it right, but the result is worth the effort. Let us know how you make out.

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

 

Use household ammonia to strip the misapplied Future.  Clean, rinse, allow to air dry (no fibers from towels).   Then apply the Future as noted by dipping.   Many will tent the piece while it sets to minimize dirt & dust.  

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    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Monday, September 18, 2023 9:38 AM

John3M

How do you apply the floor wax Future? To windows or other what techniques i tried a brush but it mucked up gloppy or bubbles or streakin.  

By hand, or by airbrush, or by dipping.  I have shot it straight and also thinned with water.

Either way, the trick is to apply it lightly, or you will tend to get pooling or drips.

As Ed noted, you can use ammonia to thin any errors.  I've done this, but used Windex (the weak ammonia formula), and just brushed it where the acrylic had accumulated. I do use a paper towel to wick the excess away, but carefully enough not to leave fibers behind.

After dipping a canopy, I've placed it in a takeout container, on a piece of paper towel, and closed it, to protect against dust.

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, September 21, 2023 7:43 PM

See!

      Baron, you've been doing the material the same way I have. I will note here that I definitely liked the original formula better, even if it did darken Metallic paint jobs on cars. Sometimes that was good, sometimes bad!

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