Nu Finish Ruined My Paint

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  1. Sep 14, 2018 #1

    BlastoffDFW

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    I have now ruined the paint on 2 rockets with Nu Finish. I thought the first was a fluke, but the second went even worse despite meticulous application according to the instructions. In both cases, it left the paint duller than before and left paint on the application cloth. The second time, it actually seems to have eaten through a whole double-layer layer of paint at the bottom of my rocket. (See photo.)

    I know some of you guys swear by this product. Am I doing something wrong? Wiping too hard? Maybe I just got a bad bottle?

    If anybody wants a 95% full bottle of this stuff, it's all yours.
     

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  2. Sep 14, 2018 #2

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    How long did you wait before using the Nu-Finish polymer on your rocket? Nu-Finish is NOT a wax it is a polymer that binds with the paint on the surface and DOES remove a very small amount of the surface paint.

    I usually wait at least a month before attempting to Nu-finish any of my creations or on my Van or SUV. Nu-Finish give a one year hardened polymer finish that doesn't need any other over coat even after 50 or 60 hot water washes. It does require waiting for the paint to be completely SNIFF TEST dry before being applied.
    Sniff test is done by placing your nose directly on the painted surface. If you can smell anything...the Paint is NOT dry. your smelling the thinners and vehicle evaporating from the surface. This process can take up to several months if you have applied many heavy coats of primer & paint without letting the undercoats completely dry between coats and/or colors.
    If your in a hurry to protect your newly finished rockets you might want to give "Pledge with Future tile floor polish" a try. It has it's own learning curve but can be applied over week old dried color coats. It is important to get the right "Pledge with Future" product. I recently saw a post on this forum stating that Johnson & Johnson has again changed the product lable. Look that post up to ensure you get the right stuff.
     
  3. Sep 14, 2018 #3

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  4. Sep 14, 2018 #4

    BlastoffDFW

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    Maybe that's it... the yellow coat was 5 days old, and the black was 3 days old. The black did seem to fare worse.
     
  5. Sep 15, 2018 #5

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    I've never understood the sniff test. Even rockets I painted years ago (before I switched to water based acrylics), if I stick my nose near them, I can smell the paint. I must have a sensitive nose or something. So, for me, the problem is "what's the cutoff" for practical amount of odor.
     
  6. Sep 15, 2018 #6

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    Soooo....Your using Floor Finish on a Painted Rocket?
    And....Your having having problems?
    Hmmmm.....
    Wouldn't a finish made for paint be a better choice?
    Like...Say...Oh I don't know.
    Maybe...Auto Paste Wax for instance?
    Or the new Polymer Liquid Coatings?
    Like Reflections from Mother's?
     
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  7. Sep 16, 2018 #7

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    Nu-Finish is an automotive product, not floor finish.

    Future, on the other hand, *is* a floor finish, and it works fine and dandy on rockets.
     

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