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#16 Gazzas

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 09:21 AM

You can polish them with high quality automotive polishes and microfiber clothand get them awesomely shined, too.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 08:48 PM

So, what can I use? I have tried nearly every resemblance of this product, but they all leave the canopies milky white? Or, must I just polish them up with Nuvo or something?


Gerhard, have you tried Humbrol Klear ? It was brought out a few years back to compete with / replace Future. Available from Jix in P-town if you're near there. Personally. I use tamiya polishing compound followed by a good dose of Sunlight dishwashing liquid and warm water.

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 05:56 AM

Thanks Mistral. I Ordered some Novus plastic polish. 

 

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 01:16 PM

Keep in mind however, that not all airplane canopies (very few that I've ever seen) are gleaming, glossy, crystal clear structures.  This is another instance where you can turn an otherwise very realistic looking model into something that looks like a model.


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Posted 27 September 2017 - 01:19 PM

I just polish...  :shrug:

 

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 01:40 PM

The problem I have with using waxes or polishing compounds is that they can cause issues when you paint the frames using acrylic paints. Like water, acrylics can sometimes bead up or not adhere well. I tried ran into this the first time I tried using a polishing compound.

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 02:46 PM

Waxes?

 

I just use Bare Metal Plastic Polish, or the Novus stuff (which is excellent) - and before that Micromesh if needed - then mask - prime with Halfords spray can car primer - and paint (acrylics).

 

Never have a problem!

 

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 11:38 AM

Future gave me a lot of issues, enough to make me not want to use it anymore. One major issue I ran into was that Testors clear parts glue, which is water soluble, sticks to future and will not wipe off. Trying to glue in Adolf Galland's canopy scope became a nightmare.

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 12:44 PM

White diamond polishing compound is what we use in the lab for acrylic ...

 

 

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 03:09 AM

So, what can I use? I have tried nearly every resemblance of this product, but they all leave the canopies milky white? Or, must I just polish them up with Nuvo or something?

 

It is possible to just ship some to you there?  A pint maybe?


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Posted 06 October 2017 - 05:37 PM

Wonder what bugs the future. High humidity?

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 09:40 PM

I figure they modified their formula when they re-labeled it Pledge Floor Care Multi-Surface Finish to increase the profit margin.

 

As I understand, the new stuff is best hand bristle-brushed:

 

   https://sites.google...re-floor-polish


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Posted 08 October 2017 - 08:10 AM

The only time I've ever had Future fog is when I've laid it on too thick.  Even then, once it dried, it became clear.  I panicked, but then decided to wait.  To thin it for spraying I mix it 50/50 with glass cleaner like windex.


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:10 AM

I also Spray it like Gazzas, but I don't thin it quite so much, just a little distilled water if anything.  I don't find it practical to brush on anything that has to cover a wide area, and still get consistent results.


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Posted 29 October 2017 - 07:48 PM

I’ve dipped canopies in Humbrol clear gloss with results seemingly identical to future. The 125 ml bottles are available in most hobby shops where I live in Johannesburg.




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