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Reply #7 - May 4th, 2017 at 8:14am

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ggranch wrote on Mar 11th, 2017 at 9:44pm:
Thanks for the input. I sometimes wonder who thinks of trying some of this stuff.  Would this weigh more or less than dope?

It was first used years ago for making a wash for miniatures. When acrylic paint is thinned to much with water it becomes
Bound up with surface tension and wont flow properly. The main ingrediant in Future is a acrylic polymer that is the same thing
found in paints. I cant remember the guys name now, but he used it and posted articles on a defunct mini forum. Guys found
out it worked great as a clear coat and as a thinner also in craft paints. It is sometimes a hard product to find for people, hit up your
Dollar General and buy the L.A. brand and save 5.00.
 
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Reply #6 - Mar 12th, 2017 at 3:27pm

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I use 2 coats, and perhaps 3 if I feel like it. I used it on the Piaggio PC-7 model. You can use it straight on balsa to seal the grain, but it takes about 5 coats. It seems to weigh less than dope although I haven't done a weight comparison. It is not water-proof, but it is water resistant. It is definitely NOT fuel proof.
ian
 
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Reply #5 - Mar 12th, 2017 at 2:54pm

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I would think it all boils down to thinning and coats applied.  But probably pretty comparable, weight wise.  I doubt that it will be as moisture resistant as dope.
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Reply #4 - Mar 11th, 2017 at 9:44pm

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Thanks for the input. I sometimes wonder who thinks of trying some of this stuff.  Would this weigh more or less than dope?
 
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Reply #3 - Mar 11th, 2017 at 8:27pm

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They're basically a Clear Acrylic finish.  So that's what the finish will look like.  As has been mentioned already.  Better to add the alcohol rather than water because there's already enough water in the floor finishes.
Tom
 

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Reply #2 - Mar 11th, 2017 at 8:23pm

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There is already too much water in Future, cut it with Isopropanol 30:70 or 40:60 Future:alcohol.
But a better product for this is Armstrong ShineKeeper used at the same rates. It is not as good as dope, but it is inexpensive.
ian
 
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Reply #1 - Mar 11th, 2017 at 7:43pm

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ggranch, yes Future or Pledge floor wax cut 50/50 with water can be used instead of dope or airbrushed straight from the bottle as a top coat.

Humidity does effect the tissue more so than with dope.

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Mar 11th, 2017 at 5:26pm

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I have been doing some browsing around the forum and saw a wing that the builder said was coated/treated with Future.  Is he meaning floor polish or something else? What is the procedure for application? Why is it even used?
 
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