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#61 plowboy

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 07:36 PM

Looks like it's reacting with the tint. Do the windows really need future on them? If you tint them from the inside,you shouldn't need it.

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 08:19 PM

Mike,

On this windscreen, I dipped it in future, then after it dried, I masked off the outer surface and sprayed Tamiya smoke through an airbrush to the inside. I may have been able to smoke it first, as I think some guys do that, but I didn't. I only wish I had put on a few less coats on the smoke so it was a little lighter, but I was generally pleased with it and it's still translucent.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 10:39 AM

Hello, I know this has been asked before, I have never used this product and needed to know how to use it. Do you spray it diluted or straight out of the bottle. And does anyone have a tutorial on how to use future. Also what do you use to clean your airbrush after use. Any help would be appreciated Thanks John

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 10:54 AM

This should tell you more than you want to know:

The Complete Future

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 12:52 PM

i have applied it both with a brush (straight future) and through an airbrush (mixed with some blue paint for tinting) and both ways worked fine for me

it appears to me you are putting on too much at once
especially with the airbrush you want to run a high air/future ratio (specially if you have a dual action brush, press it down all the way but only pull it back a little)
this stuff takes a while to dry and if you apply a wet coat over a not completly dry coat it will puddle

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 01:27 PM

Every one has a favorite method-here's how I did all the glass on my 1/12 GT. I did not tint it but food coloring should work or RIT Dye.
Round up some (almost) free materials:
Future.
A baking tin about 4" x 6" and 3" deep.
Clamp type wooden clothespins.
A shoebox or similar.
Four small jars of paint or similar.
A piece of paper towel.
Pick a dry, clean area to work with good light-no dust if possible. Lay the paper towel out flat.
Fill the baking tin nearly to the top with Future.
Clean the glass with a soft brush to get fine 'hairs' off-don't worry if it has minute scratches. Clamp the clothespin on the very corner of the glass so that the glass will touch down on the other corner and use the pin as a 'leg'.
Holding the clothespin, slowly dip the glass into the Future and remove it when completely immersed.
Lay the pin on it's side on the towel with just the corner of the glass touching the towel. You want the glass to touch down on just a corner, to wick off the Future. Get the glass as vertical as possible so the Future does not dry in 'waves'.
Slowly place the four jars around the glass in the shape of the shoebox's dimensions. Clean the inside of the box with a damp towel. Place the shoebox on the jars so it covers the glass but lets air in the sides. I like to let dry 6 to 12 hours. You can do all the pieces at once if they fit under the box. DO NOT touch when installing-use tweezers or clamps and the glass will be crystal clear. The Future will fill very minor scuffs if you had any. Good luck.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 02:25 PM

I did not tint it but food coloring should work or RIT Dye..


I can tell you, RIT dye just clumps up badly, I tried that one first, made a heck of a mess to boot! :P

Eelco, I went with light mist coats about 10 inches from the pieces of glass, but apparently it was too much still. Cato's idea of "wicking" the excess Future off the glass sounds like a winner, the next time I try doing this, I'll give that a shot. I got the windows tinted using tint film, but modified my application method. I submerged the film in soapy water, then stuck the glass to the submerged film, eliminating any dust or hairs in the process. We'll see how they look tomorrow once the film has set up good and solidly!

Thanks for the help guys, now get back to the benches, these things don't build themselves you know! :D

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 09:11 AM

A layer of future over a flat colour has a tendency to turn it into a satin..... looks decent too

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 06:20 AM

Hi guys and gails of this great hobby
Im having trouble with appling future to my ford T roadster windowshield and I can't get a new one because revell stop production on the kit,any way ever time I dip it in a container of future I see tiny specs on the glass even after wicking it,could the future be contaminated
and now I see streechs on the glass and what is a good cleaning cloth any help would be greatly appreciated thank you

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 11:14 AM

...ever time I dip it in a container of future I see tiny specs on the glass even after wicking it,could the future be contaminated
...and now I see streechs on the glass and what is a good cleaning cloth

Yes, the glass is contaminated or the Future may be bad. My Future bottle is 10 years old and it's still fine. Don't use any chemicals on the glass. Sand with sanding cloths, 6000 to 12,000 grit. Clean your fingers with isopropyl. Then rinse glass in water without touching. Blow dry and dip in Future as above.
You can also easily make a 'T' windshield out of acetate from a package because it's dead flat.

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 11:40 AM

Yes, the glass is contaminated or the Future may be bad. My Future bottle is 10 years old and it's still fine. Don't use any chemicals on the glass. Sand with sanding cloths, 6000 to 12,000 grit. Clean your fingers with isopropyl. Then rinse glass in water without touching. Blow dry and dip in Future as above.
You can also easily make a 'T' windshield out of acetate from a package because it's dead flat.

that is good to hear about the remidy that is and I was also thinking about using acetate thank you for the information

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 06:51 AM

i would buy a roll of real window tint and try that! autozone ,walmart normally have it pretty cheap!


its like a sticker!

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 10:53 PM

Was at the store after work and needed to pick up a new bottle of Future. Saw that it's now Pledge(?) with Future shine. To further complicate things there was a wood floor and also a tile and vinyl formula. What's the right stuff for clearcoating called nowadays?

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 11:09 PM

Kyle, I do believe the one you want is the Pledge with Future Shine. As for which one, don't hold me to it, but I would guess the vinyl one would be the right one, since I believe the old Future before the name change was for vinyl floors.

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 11:21 PM

Thanks Matthew, that was the one I was leaning towards but didn't buy until I checked it out first.

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 11:52 PM

Thanks Matthew, that was the one I was leaning towards but didn't buy until I checked it out first.

Kyle, that's just my best guess, I've never actually used Future for clearcoating!! I'm just going on what I've read about it here, so you might want to wait until someone who actually uses it conforms it to make sure I'm correct. B)

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 01:29 AM

To the best of my knowledge, it's Pledge with Future shine, and would be the vinyl one. I dont know about the other ones. In fact, I cant find it at Cub anymore. I'm gonna have to check out Wally world, Menards, or Home depot and hope they have it, I use it almost exclusevly now, and now I cant find it! B)

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 05:02 AM

To the best of my knowledge, it's Pledge with Future shine, and would be the vinyl one. I dont know about the other ones. In fact, I cant find it at Cub anymore. I'm gonna have to check out Wally world, Menards, or Home depot and hope they have it, I use it almost exclusevly now, and now I cant find it! :D


This is correct. I use it for just about every model kit I build, and it's worth it.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 05:10 AM

Was at the store after work and needed to pick up a new bottle of Future. Saw that it's now Pledge(?) with Future shine. To further complicate things there was a wood floor and also a tile and vinyl formula. What's the right stuff for clearcoating called nowadays?


Pledge Wood Floor and Pledge Tile and Vinyl are cleaners.

Pledge with Future Shine is what you want.

http://www.floorcare...inish/index.asp

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 07:12 AM

Thanks all, back to the store for me today.