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#1 Gerhard

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 08:05 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?



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 10:54 AM

AK interactive do a product, but I haven't tried it.

see

http://www.ak-master...K 893 GAUZY.pdf

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 12:00 PM

Thanks Tony!!



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Posted 03 September 2017 - 12:20 AM

Gerhard,  I was going to see if I could get you some, but I don't have plans to get to RSA for a while.  Good luck!  Chris


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Posted 03 September 2017 - 06:53 AM

Thanks Chris, I will syphon some juice from a Baobab tree, add  some crushed cactus leaves, bring to the boil and use the strained liquid. Here in the jungle, we make do.


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Posted 03 September 2017 - 09:55 PM

AK interactive do a product, but I haven't tried it.seehttp://www.ak-master...K 893 GAUZY.pdf


I've used the AZ Gauzy Clear and it's just as good as Klear/Future!

Recommended!
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Posted 04 September 2017 - 11:39 PM

Alclad Aqua Gloss gives a nice result too.

 

Another tip when dipping canopies is to dip the part in some glass cleaner such as Windex (must contain ammonia) and then into your clear of choice. The glass cleaner not only rinses the part, it breaks the surface tension which allows better coverage. I think it gives a slightly better result than dipping straight in the clear too.


Edited by KitmodellerNZ, 05 September 2017 - 12:17 AM.

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 02:57 AM

I've used the AZ Gauzy Clear and it's just as good as Klear/Future!

Recommended!

 

seconded, thats all i use now


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Posted 05 September 2017 - 06:41 AM

I polish mine. I tried dipping a couple in floor polish, I was probably doing something wrong, but the problems outweighed any benefit.  It's not compulsory, it's quite legitimate to not dip canopies at all.


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Posted 05 September 2017 - 02:10 PM

I found sanding and polishing can yeild similar if not better results than Future dipping. But mixing 50/50 ammonia Windex and Future and dipping and drying...................then repeat for a double dipping, can yeild extraordinary results!    

I say this with confidence after looking at the Privateer that won best of show for aircraft at the US NATs this year.     I also agree, the process can be temperamental sometimes.

 

For me personally, getting good results for both polishing AND dipping can seem a tie, but I generally like to use ultra thin CA to attach my windscreens, and occasionally if I use this method, the tie breaker goes to dipping, since the Future makes a nice barrier to any cyanoacrylate fumes that may cloud the clear plastic. 

For me this benifit alone is reason to keep dipping Future in my modeling arsenal. 


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Posted 05 September 2017 - 06:43 PM

I prefer polishing, too. The only build where i had to dip the canopy was a AlleyCat Yak-9b, as the canopy was quite unclear, even when thoroughly polished. I had to make 3 dips before if become really clear.

 

However, Brian is right, it may be useful if you use CA glue close to the canopy.


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Posted 05 September 2017 - 09:55 PM

Alclad Aqua Gloss gives a nice result too.

Another tip when dipping canopies is to dip the part in some glass cleaner such as Windex (must contain ammonia) and then into your clear of choice. The glass cleaner not only rinses the part, it breaks the surface tension which allows better coverage. I think it gives a slightly better result than dipping straight in the clear too.


Not quite sure I follow, do you dip into the glass cleaner and then immediately into the clear or do you allow the window cleaner to dry first?

Thanks

Edited by Tony C, 05 September 2017 - 09:56 PM.

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 04:40 AM

Not quite sure I follow, do you dip into the glass cleaner and then immediately into the clear or do you allow the window cleaner to dry first?

Thanks

 

 

No need to let the cleaner dry. Into the glass cleaner, shake off the excess and straight into the clear.


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Posted 06 September 2017 - 10:00 PM

No need to let the cleaner dry. Into the glass cleaner, shake off the excess and straight into the clear.


Thanks, I'll get the wife to buy some window cleaner!

She's bound to agree, as she'll think that I intend doing our windows, silly girl :lol:
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Posted 07 September 2017 - 10:12 PM

Just found the correct stuff on ebay. Took around a week to arrive.

 

http://www.ebay.com....872.m2749.l2649


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