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#141 CSMO

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:36 PM

I am a plane and military vehicle builder. I posted my "40 Ford Tudor sedan and '32 Ford Vicky here. A couple of comments asked me about my brush-painting techniques. I won't comment on the paint technique here, but I will explain how I use Future as my gloss overcoat method. I brush-painted both with Testors square-bottle enamels. I put a Future overcoat on both. I am using the last of the original bottle of Future that I bought in the late'80s when modelers started using the stuff. I have decanted the remains of the original bottle into an old brown glass pharmacy bottle with a tight -sealing cap that I got acetone in years ago. I have used Q-tips for small jobs in the past. Now I use either a medium or large synthetic bristle SOFT brush that I bought at Hobby Lobby. I use the brushes on most of my airplanes with a gloss finish and both of the above cars. I also use Future as a bedding solution for decals, especially old and fragile ones. I use a second coat on the decals to seal them in after the first coat is fully cured. I also Future clear parts to prevent fogging with CA adhesive fumes. Adios, Larry. B)



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:44 AM

Sorry to be late coming into this topic, but having just finished painting a satisfactory job on the 4th body of my 1st official kit after almost 50 years in between (there were circumstances), I was tired of rattle cans in general and when I knew I had to clear my finally perfected paint, I was hesitant to use Testors One Coat clear. After 2 days searching locally, I could not find the lable with the atomic symbol on it on any Pledge product, much less the phrase "with Future Shine". I did find the one with the booties on the lable; in addition the store pulled up their stock number and it did show the "atomic symbol". However, I'd also been to Food Lion and picked up a bottle of Holloway House Shine product, all green labeling, self-leveling, biodegradable, etc. I had two bodies which were scrapped pain jobs so I proceeded to brush the product on both, including a section which had been hand sanded down to a 2nd coat of base coat and was dull and scratched with about 1000 grit.

 

Results - BOTH products produced a fantastic shine. Holloway house too a little longer to dry, but leveled better. I'm choosing Holloway House for my current kit. Neither one worked well as a decal cover/protectant on sanded slicks with Goodyear decals, or on flat black racing hoods with Dzus fasterners (duh). However, a quick shot of dull clearcoat on the hoods reduced the minor glare of the product covering the fasteners. Testor's makes a great decal product for this in a little paint sized bottle.

 

Jut my .02 on this VERY interesting subject (think old Artie Johnson). I think all amatuer modelers who've had bad results with spray rattle can clear coats will benefit from testing these products on a couple of painted, junked bodies and make up your own mind!



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 04:40 AM

i seen a guys video on youtube his screename was classic plastic 101 he used future floorwax and after he let it dry 24 or 48 hours then he buffed it out useing a dryer sheet the things that make your clothes smell good



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 01:45 PM

i seen a guys video on youtube his screename was classic plastic 101 he used future floorwax and after he let it dry 24 or 48 hours then he buffed it out useing a dryer sheet the things that make your clothes smell good



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 02:56 PM

Nevermind, I read some comments on YouTube and he answered that


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Posted 27 October 2013 - 04:18 PM

Pledge: There is no future with future shine. Repeat three times.



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 10:14 AM

Hi. Is there another name for Future floor shine? I cant find any anywhere.



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 11:17 AM

You mean this?? Futurebottle.jpg

 

https://www.google.c...lient=firefox-a

 

Unless you're in Turkey, in which case it's Gelecek Kat Parlatıcı...

Or maybe maybe France...Service de plancher Future

Or Russia...Будущие обуви этаж



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 11:50 AM

It's not called Future anymore, it's now Pledge Floor Care...

 

http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B000ARPH4C



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 12:03 PM

New post title, since they keep changing the name.  :blink:



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 12:25 PM

It's not called Future anymore, it's now Pledge Floor Care...

 

http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B000ARPH4C

 

I've read several articles stating the 'new improved re-named' product isn't the same and doesn't work like the old one. Any truth to this? I've never used it myself, but I've thought of trying it...just to know.



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 12:38 PM

 

I've read several articles stating the 'new improved re-named' product isn't the same and doesn't work like the old one. Any truth to this? I've never used it myself, but I've thought of trying it...just to know.

 

I still have an old bottle of "real" Future, so no need to try the new stuff yet. As fas as I know, Future (or Pledge or Pledge Floor Care or whatever they call it now) is nothing more than liquid clear acrylic, so the new stuff should be pretty much the same thing it's always been. I mean, how different can one clear acrylic (the new stuff) be from another (the old stuff)?



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 12:40 PM

What's confusing is that they have repackaged it several times, using various different label graphics and product names. 



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 12:58 PM

I mean, how different can one clear acrylic (the new stuff) be from another (the old stuff)?

 

Remember the "New & Improved!" Bare Metal Foil? It may have been the former, but not the latter, and BMF Co. changed it back, so maybe the same thing applies to Future. Wait, I have a "vintage 2012, Old Formula bottle" I'm gonna hoard.  :P



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 01:27 PM

 

Remember the "New & Improved!" Bare Metal Foil? It may have been the former, but not the latter, and BMF Co. changed it back, so maybe the same thing applies to Future. Wait, I have a "vintage 2012, Old Formula bottle" I'm gonna hoard.  :P

 

Yeah, maybe the "real" Future will be a hot property some day... selling on ebay for big bucks!  :P



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 03:34 AM

This the bottle I have. Discovered it last year. Love it!

You mean this?? Futurebottle.jpg

 

https://www.google.c...lient=firefox-a

 

Unless you're in Turkey, in which case it's Gelecek Kat Parlatıcı...

Or maybe maybe France...Service de plancher Future

Or Russia...Будущие обуви этаж



#157 Mike 1017

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 06:19 AM

I just bought a bottle of Pledge so I can tinted it and use it on T-Tops. The bottle says acrylic. So my question is: Why do the guys use food coloring and not acrylic paint?



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 03:48 AM

I found some at the Dollar General and it was just labeled Floor Shine, but a little balloon on the bottle said, compared to Pledge Future. It is an Acrylic Floor Finish and was only $2. I have used the original, and ran out, when I found this, works the same.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 06:30 PM

I have pretty much given up on using this stuff as a clear coat,



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 06:57 PM

Just finish Deeping this one on Future

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