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Whats your replacment for Klear?

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Hi

Just thought I would dip the clear parts of my 1/24 Typhoon to find the Johnson Klear seemed to have gone off! With no more about, What are you using as a replacement?

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Its still made, its just SC Johnson has re-branded it a couple of times, but its the exact same stuff:

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At least still available in the US I should say, not sure about the UK.

Edited by Out2gtcha

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It's known as pledge multi surface wax on the side of the pond. With a little logo saying 'Formerly known as Klear'. I had to look hard to find it on the supermarket shelf.

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Hi Simmo - I use Quick Shine Floor Finish from Lakeland. I think its the same as the re-formulated stuff - so is cloudy but drys clear. It has the US flag on the back, for place of manufacturer, so i think it's the same. Iain (32 SIG) put me on to it. Great stuff Ive had no issues with it.

 

Happy Days - Taff :D

 

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Got hold of some Quick Shine Floor Finish from Lakeland. Works brill, A bit odd that it starts cloudy but dries clear. Thanks for the tip.

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Guest Peterpools

Just checked and  Quick Shine Floor Finish  is available on our side of the pond at Walmoart

Peter

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How is Humbrol´s Clear if you can´t get those above, in comparision?

 

Totally different product.

I cant say for Quick shine floor finish from Lakeland, but Future/Klear/Pledge is a very liquid stuff, almost as thin as water, which is not an acrylic nor an enamel varnish. It is intented to clean and protect floors and is used as a very cheap and thin varnish for the modellers.

 

Compared to Future/Klear/Pledge, the humbrol's Clearcoat is more tacky, need to be thined, doesn't like enamel washes, take a year to dry and the small tin is almost the same price than a liter of Klear.

On the other hand, some prefer other products than Klear. For instance, i find it a bit too much liquid and i prefer the Alclad aqua gloss (for the same main purpose : gloss coating a model before decalling) which is also airbrush ready but a bit thicker, and gives you a nice gloss finish with only 1 coat, and dries pretty fast. But i do have a bottle of Klear and use it from time to time for various applications.

Edited by Zero77

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Brilliant stuff - and sprays far better than Clear/Klear/Future IMHO.

 

Been using same bottle last three years...

 

Iain

Iain,

Do you thin first or spray straight from the bottle?

 

Thanks,

Tony

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Thanks, I've still got 4 bottles of Klear but not sure if it has a shelf life so will need to look for a replacement at some stage.

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