- Nov 23, 2013
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I know this has been discussed many times previously but please share the procedure you use to apply Future to your rockets.
I swear by Krylon UV-Resistant Acrylic Clear. Available in Gloss and Matte. Here is my Interceptor-E nose cone. Flat paint covered with Gloss, decals applied, top coat of the Matte. The paints I like are often flat, so the two Krylons are excellent in combination.Anyone ever try adding Tamiya matte base to get matte future? That is intriguing to me. Saw that on the Swannys page.
Also, it's good to hang the nose cone upside down, so the excess will drop off the point, while it's usually good to do the rocket right side up for similar reasons.Do not apply when the rocket is assembled. It will seep in coupler area and it is a beach to get unstuck.
All good. If you do further coats it will get glossier. But never do another coat before waiting the recommended 8 hours.This thread inspired me to finally go out and get some Pledge. The plastic model crowd (I'm one of them too) have found so many uses for this stuff that you would think the Swiss Army people had invented it. I've been meaning to try it for quite a while.
Shot down to Wally World and grabbed a bottle, about six bucks, and have just finished coating a couple of projects. I used a foam brush as Dixon recommended and just painted it on.
So far I'm pretty impressed! Great gloss and dries to the touch pretty quickly. I especially like the fact that, since it is water based, I don't have to worry too much about it fouling up the paint or decals.
Of course the problem is that as soon as it cures you start finding all the little things you missed when you were cleaning the thing prior to clear coat!
Thanks for the tip. I recoated both this morning after letting them dry overnight. I'm liking the results! I'll try to get some pics up tonight when I get home.All good. If you do further coats it will get glossier. But never do another coat before waiting the recommended 8 hours.