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Future Floor Finish for Modeling/Miniature work

Postby Whiterook » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:39 pm

Future Floor Finish , by S. C. Johnson Company in Racine, Wisconsin, is a must for your toolkit, for both model making or miniature painting. Acrylic based, it is also known under the lable: Pledge Floor Care Multi Surface Finish and Pledge with Future Shine

It serves a multitude of purposes, from ultra clear aircraft canopies to preventing silvering of decals; from protecting washes between layers to bullet-proof (or near) finishes to miniatures that allow multiple handling.

One of the better uses for me has been in using it with Tamiya Flat Base for a final dull coat option that doesn't include lacquers or harsh chemicals. I have determined through a little research that Tamiya Flat Base mixed with a heavier concentration of Future will make a nice flat coat.

Basically.....

* 1 part flat base to 3 parts Future = very flat
* 1 part flat base to 10 parts Future = flat
* 1 part flat base to 15 parts Future = satin

Sprayed on at about 15 psi and you're good to go.

The complete story is here... http://www.swannysmodels.com/TheCompleteFuture.html
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Re: Future Floor Finish for Modeling/Miniature work

Postby Geek44 » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:48 am

An EXCELLENT alternative to Future (where it may not be available like Australia) is Aqua Gloss by Alclad.

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/inde ... qua-gloss/

I use this stuff all the time now. It's also water soluble and can be used for dipping clear parts too.
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Re: Future Floor Finish for Modeling/Miniature work

Postby McCoy » Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:33 pm

I only use it for dipping canopies in it. But it have one really good thing and that is that it's probably the best clear coat out there for the brush painters as it's self levelling.
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Re: Future Floor Finish for Modeling/Miniature work

Postby Whiterook » Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:00 pm

Aqua Gloss sounds interesting...is it acrylic?

On the self-leveling effect of Future....yes, it is amazing! ...especially on brushed on work.

I plan to try my first canopy in Future with the P-51D Mustang I'm working on currently. I've never done it. Can someone please do a tutorial as a separate thread?
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Re: Future Floor Finish for Modeling/Miniature work

Postby McCoy » Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:15 am

I can dig up some old photos of the process and post later on. Now I'm late for my water rehab training session.
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