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New Feature: The Future Is Klear
Florida, United States
Joined: January 26, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2003 - 02:53 PM UTC
Mal Mayfield (Holdfast) presents a great article on how he uses Klear to polish up his models (no pun intended!).

The Future Is Klear
Staff MemberSenior Editor
United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2003 - 06:22 PM UTC
Nice one Mal

That's an excellent How-To Feature :-)

Really nicely written and laid out to explain the techniques clearly. :-)

All the best

Staff MemberManaging Editor
Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2003 - 06:04 AM UTC
Hi Mal,

Well done.

I have used Future/Klear for a few years now. Airbrushing can be tricky. Frequently I get 'orange peel', the patchy surface you may be writing of. I have found that multiple VERY LIGHT coats attenuate this.

TO REMOVE this product, use ammonia, which almost instantaneously disolves it. I have removed Future with ammonia from Pactra Acryic, Polly Scale and AeroMaster without any effect on the unsealed paint.

And you gotta luv that smell!

All the best,

New York, United States
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Posted: Monday, September 22, 2003 - 10:11 AM UTC
Yes, a most excellent article Mal. Easily understood.
New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Saturday, November 01, 2003 - 03:41 AM UTC
yea great tip for biggebers or poeple that just didnt know that
Alabama, United States
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Posted: Friday, November 07, 2003 - 12:13 PM UTC
Thanks HoldFast -
I was going to AB Future onto my models before i did thier wash to help the wash run into the recesses.
I'll brush it by hand now, b/c I sure dont want pooling and I really dont want to lose any surface detail either.

Thanks for the fine feature.