Future Floor Wax - User testimonial! :D


freelunch
03-26-2003, 02:38 PM
I've got some nice pictures of the shine that I was able to achieve airbrushing Future Floor Wax as a clearcoat over Testors Model Master Acryl paint. Its really fustrating to use as I wasn't able to wetsand without dissolving the future. But in the end, its amazing what $6.99 for 750mL of Future can do!

Pic 1 (http://www.pbase.com/image/14689160)
Pic 2 - check out the camera reflection! (http://www.pbase.com/image/14733900)
Pic 3 (http://www.pbase.com/image/14733901)
Pic 4 - Its the Lord of the Flies back page (http://www.pbase.com/image/14735335)

themodelkid
03-26-2003, 02:42 PM
Floor wax??? Is it tacky for a while, how long does it take to dry?? Weird.

DSM-Mark
03-26-2003, 02:50 PM
:cool: Very impressive.

I have future, but no airbrush. So I can only use it to shine up little parts. Aparently you can use on bodies if you apply it with a brush **shudder** as it is highly self levelling, but the thought of it still creeps me out. I may try it on a test body I have lying around... In the meantime, I'll just spray Tamiya Clearcoat...

Why couldn't you wetsand it? I highly doubt it's water soluble after drying, considering it would be used on household floors...

daggerlee
03-26-2003, 03:03 PM
Future tends to peel up and die after you sand it or anything, plus judging by the shine there would be no need. Plus, it goes on really thin, so one or two passes of the sandpaper would take it all off!

TheSyndicate
03-26-2003, 03:04 PM
There are many cases of it hazing after being wetsanded or polished. Since it is self-leveling you can expect minimal orangepeel and easy removal with windex.

935k3
03-26-2003, 03:47 PM
As an avid user of Future for years I can say it is best to to let it alone after application. Also with practice it can be wiped on, just do a section of the car at a time. I sometimes hold it under a lamp(100 watt bulb) as the heat helps it level even better. I usually polish the decals with wax before applying Future.

crismag
03-26-2003, 04:16 PM
im an avid future floor wax user too :) cheers!:smoker:

The Lambrusco Kid
03-26-2003, 04:55 PM
Can you apply Future generously on decals without damaging them?

crismag
03-26-2003, 05:51 PM
you defenitely can :)

Mainomega
03-26-2003, 07:10 PM
OMG. I was just going to write a thread about how i can't get it to look right. I've used future on my current model and i always get orange peel. ALWAYS.

I never get orange peel when im spraying with Tamiya Acrylic so i dont know what im doing wrong. I've sanded the body with P2000 but i can't get rid of the orange peel and i've gone through a lot of the Future coat because i see small specks of paint. I dont know what to do.

Would it work if i just set the model down and poured the future onto it and let it dry that way ?

Help me out guys, im desperate. A beautyful paint job will go bad :( :(

themodelkid
03-26-2003, 08:10 PM
Your spraying it on too light, hold the gun close to the model, and god, dont pour it on your model, I just tried it out, and its awesome, its just that i have alot a crap in my air so it doesent look like glass but very nice.:)

Davoaldo
03-26-2003, 09:28 PM
can anyone post a pic of liek when the future is just sprayed on liek when its uneven and still wet. cause i got this clear thing that kinda works the same but its liek blury white when its thickly sprayed on then when it dries its liek glass clear and very very smooth.
just want to compare cause i can't get futures here..... :(

chaos
03-26-2003, 10:08 PM
WOW!! Anyone know what I can get this stuff in Australia? Have checked the major supermarkets - but no luck yet!

Asmenoth
03-26-2003, 10:10 PM
It may be under a different name over there. Look for a clear acrylic floor "wax" made by Johnson and Johnson...that should be it.

yellow15
03-26-2003, 10:35 PM
It's called Klear here in New Zealand so i guess it's using the same name in Aussie. Should be able to find it easily from any supermarket

Davoaldo
03-26-2003, 10:38 PM
Na.... i live in Aust but can never find these future things that why i have to use Dulux Acrylic clear which works pretty good cept it doesn't settle as flat. but the result is very very shiny if you can get it flat enough from spraying it on first tiem you won't even need to polish it

yellow15
03-26-2003, 10:52 PM
hm i just had a look at the label on the "Klear" bottle again.. and it says it's"Made in Australia" and there is a Australia Customer Advice line "1-800-801-869" printed on the label as well.

BWheel
03-27-2003, 01:14 AM
The shine is pretty amazing there. Would be interesting to see what the paint finish was like BEFORE you sprayed the Future on, as I'm sure that must have been pretty amazing to start with.

Will have to try some of this myself. I use Tamiya Wax, which is pretty good, but I'm sure that's just some other wax polish that they're using. Will be trying floor polish next time for sure...

chaos
03-27-2003, 11:18 PM
Originally posted by yellow15
hm i just had a look at the label on the "Klear" bottle again.. and it says it's"Made in Australia" and there is a Australia Customer Advice line "1-800-801-869" printed on the label as well.

Thanks for that yellow15 - gonna give 'em a call!

freelunch
03-28-2003, 09:15 PM
Originally posted by BWheel
The shine is pretty amazing there. Would be interesting to see what the paint finish was like BEFORE you sprayed the Future on, as I'm sure that must have been pretty amazing to start with.

Will have to try some of this myself. I use Tamiya Wax, which is pretty good, but I'm sure that's just some other wax polish that they're using. Will be trying floor polish next time for sure...

Actually, I had a tough time getting an even finish with Testors Model Master Acryl with my airbrush, mostly my fault since I have poor airbrush skill. But anyways, the future floor wax served as clearcoat which I cut back and polished to get the paint flat and even.

yellow15
03-29-2003, 12:24 AM
freelunch or anyone that use future..
how long do you guys wait after you have applied future before you polish it? is 2 days long enough? also do you guys sand it as well? or just use some polishing compound then wax it??

Jonno
03-29-2003, 02:22 AM
from what i understand, the future is the last coat, goes straight over the paint. Correct me if I am wrong though.

RallyRaider
03-29-2003, 04:16 AM
Originally posted by chaos
WOW!! Anyone know what I can get this stuff in Australia? Have checked the major supermarkets - but no luck yet!

Not quite sure if it is the exact same formula as the US Future, but the Australian equivalent seems to be Johnson's "Shine Magic".

Ive used it for most of the applications that people suggest future for and it works as well as Future is supposed to.

Only thing I haven't tried is spraying it. Afraid it will clog the airbrush.

935k3
03-29-2003, 01:40 PM
Originally posted by RallyRaider


Not quite sure if it is the exact same formula as the US Future, but the Australian equivalent seems to be Johnson's "Shine Magic".

Ive used it for most of the applications that people suggest future for and it works as well as Future is supposed to.

Only thing I haven't tried is spraying it. Afraid it will clog the airbrush.

Just run straight ammonia through the airbrush after use then some water and it isn't a problem.

RallyRaider
03-29-2003, 03:46 PM
Originally posted by 935k3


Just run straight ammonia through the airbrush after use then some water and it isn't a problem.

Thanks for the tip, I'll have to give it a try one day.

freelunch
03-29-2003, 04:35 PM
If you lay it on real thick like I do, thick enough to get hazy swirls but not enough to run, then take 2 days to be safe. But this is for drysanding not wet. Wetsanding future, i've never had sucess...even after I let the future cure for a whole week, water just partially redissolved it.

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