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Future floor wax
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 26, 2003 2:15 PM
I just sprayed Future on a model and got a blotchy finish. I am really disappointed. What can I do to fix?
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 26, 2003 3:12 PM
This is tough.
You could use rubbing alcohol toremove the future before it cures but that could destroy the finish.
(or)
You could let it sit and cure and the sploch's might clear up.
I have tried to remove future before with rubbing alcohol before and have had mixed results( including the loss of a kit).
I had the same problem in the past and I really don't know what causes it.
I think I am going to stick to the clear coats from now on.
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  • From: Portugal
Posted by lito.sf on Monday, May 26, 2003 7:07 PM
Hey guys, about future floor wax,
i´m trying to buy some wax here in portugal that may do the same ...
Is future floor wax a wax for wood floors or for ceramic floors?
here in portugal they are different
thanks
Lito
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 26, 2003 9:45 PM
As far as I know future floor wax is only used on vinal on linolium flooring.
You know the cheep stuff.
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  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Monday, May 26, 2003 10:00 PM
Nodlac,
What do you mean by a blotchy finish? Do you mean some patches were glossy and some weren't? Maybe the Future was applied a little unevenly - that could make gloss sections and semi-gloss patches on the model.
I've had fantastic results using Future................here's what I do.........
I apply 4 or 5 very light dust coats - 3 or 4 minutes inbetween coats is ok - it looks terrible at this stage - very flat, no gloss.
I then hit it with a slightly thicker coat (a wet coat) - this should start to gloss the model. Usually one more wet coat is enough to produce a uniform gloss coat all over the model. The stuff is kinda strange - it always seems you have to apply WAY TOO MUCH to the model to get a gloss, and if you applied paint the way you have to apply Future, I reckon the paint would end up about 2mm thick. There's a fine line between just enough and not enough Future.
Try experimenting - paint an aluminum can with the topcoat you plan on using on your model - then experiment on getting a great finish with the Future. Then use your newly found skills on your model. You'll get there.
Cheers,
LeeTree

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 26, 2003 10:17 PM
lito.sf:
Future is an acrylic "wax" used on linoleum, it could be used as a sealer or wax on ceramic. It is NOT a wax like caranuba or parafin. Simply put it is an acrylic clear coat that is cheaper than what you can get at the hobby shop.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 2:13 AM
Hey Nodlac, I've just started using Future myself these past couple months. I've had the same exact thing happen to me. You're going to have to put on another coat or two. Light coats like the previous person said. If you don't, it can get runny & pool up at certain spots. But mulitple coats will fix this no problem. Good luck.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 3:10 AM
there is a semi acrylic floor wax slash cleaner that works well on combat boots and I would imagine just as well for our purposes also. I can't remember what it's called but it's in a yellow container. Next time I go to the commisary I'll check it out, hell I'll give it a shot on one of my projects and let you know what's up with this stuff, mmmmmmmmkay?
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 6:28 AM
OK, fine by me!
As for Future, if you brush it on with a paintbrush, this will keep it down to a minimum! Also, kinda try to put alot of future in one specific area, then use your brush to move that Future over a much wider area. Also, only apply Future in sections. That is, leave enough room on the model without Future so that it can sit and cure/dry properly! If you still get the problem, simply add more Future! The bottle says it doesn't cure for 24 hours, but I find the stuff usually dries enough to work on after about 30 minutes, so after the first half hour, apply your next coat!
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 9:31 PM
Thank you all for your prompt response to my cry for help. I'll try adding a few light coats and hope for the best.
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