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Future Floor Polish
Salamander
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Friday, October 27, 2006 - 04:11 AM UTC
Anyone out there know if "Future" is Available in Melbourne or is there an equivalant that could be used??
airborne1
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Friday, October 27, 2006 - 08:18 AM UTC
Hi Craig,

Go to Bunnings .
There is a water based floor polish called Feast Watson.
It comes in a 1 litre white plastic bottle .About $20.
Dilute with a small of water and away you go.
Some people have used it straight out of the bottle but I would suggest to
thin it down before hand

Hope it helps

Cheers
Michael
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Friday, October 27, 2006 - 10:28 AM UTC
Coles have, Pledge One Go which is supposed to be a good match.
jejb_71
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New South Wales, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2006 - 02:53 PM UTC
I have used Pascoes Long Life - Floor Polish, for the past couple of years. Can be found at Coles etc and 500 ml cost about $5 and will last you ages.

Works well, high gloss finish and dries realy hard and air brushes straight from the bottle.
Darson
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Monday, November 06, 2006 - 03:26 PM UTC
James if you want the "real" product Future floor polish then I'm pretty sure that Bill Wong over at Hobby HQ in Reservoir brings the stuff in and re-sells it. You can contact him at the store on 94625487.

Personally I use Future (I had a mate in the States send me a bottle) but have tried both Pledge One Go and Pascoes Long Life. Both of these products do work but both are ammonia based so watch out for fumes and with Long Life watch out for your paint if you use acrylics.

The best thing to do is try a little of whatever it is you decide to use on a scrap that you have painted and watch what affect if any it has on the paint.

Cheers
Darren
wedgetail
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 05:25 PM UTC
Craig

Arms Model IT make a product called Passt, prepared specifically for use as an acrylic sealer for models. I've used Johnson's Klear (brought some back from UK earlier this year) and it's just as good (it's the UK version of Future). Apparently you have to watch a lot of the floor sealers as they contain wax and will go yellow with age, which Passt does not.

I can't remember the price of the Passt, but it wasn't that bad. Arms Model IT is at Kippa-ring near Redcliffe just north of Brisbane, and their Web address is www.armsmodelit.com.au

Al and Shelley (who run the shop) are exceptionally helpful.

Regards

Rob
DJC
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 12:33 PM UTC
Craig

I came across this article that may be of interest to you:

http://www.swannysmodels.com/TheCompleteFuture.html

It's by Matt Swann and is a comprehensive review of Future clones all around the world.

I haven't tried any of the locally available products yet but I'll have my eyes peeled next time I'm in Bunnings.

David
jam2727
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Friday, July 27, 2007 - 07:03 PM UTC

Quoted Text

I have used Pascoes Long Life - Floor Polish, for the past couple of years. Can be found at Coles etc and 500 ml cost about $5 and will last you ages.

Works well, high gloss finish and dries realy hard and air brushes straight from the bottle.



I got myself a bottle today of pascoes long life floor polish and its not in a spray can. do you know if it would rung though an airbrush? do i need to thin it out and will it all be fine?
seanlivo
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 04:18 PM UTC

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Craig

Arms Model IT make a product called Passt, prepared specifically for use as an acrylic sealer for models. I've used Johnson's Klear (brought some back from UK earlier this year) and it's just as good (it's the UK version of Future). Apparently you have to watch a lot of the floor sealers as they contain wax and will go yellow with age, which Passt does not.

I can't remember the price of the Passt, but it wasn't that bad. Arms Model IT is at Kippa-ring near Redcliffe just north of Brisbane, and their Web address is www.armsmodelit.com.au

Al and Shelley (who run the shop) are exceptionally helpful.

Regards

Rob



I got some of this from arms model just wondering craig if you thinn it down at all or just spray it on from the bottle?
jasmils
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Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 07:59 PM UTC
Sean,
I have the same stuff and it's fine stright from the bottle with either a brush or air brush.

Cheers Jason
ALBOWIE
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New South Wales, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 08:19 PM UTC

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Coles have, Pledge One Go which is supposed to be a good match.



Remember it well, before the advent of Patent leather parade boots we used to use the old one go. It could be amusing if someone put it on at the last minute on a wet grassy parade ground.
Cheers
Al
JBarAUS
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Tasmania, Australia
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Posted: Friday, April 04, 2008 - 03:12 AM UTC
There are a number of listings for future floor polish and johnsons klear on ebay that will ship to Australia.
seanlivo
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Friday, April 04, 2008 - 01:23 PM UTC
How would Future go with customs? any problems?
JBarAUS
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Tasmania, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, April 06, 2008 - 02:59 PM UTC
Should be fine.

Be aware that it will cost about $7-$8 for the bottle and between $20-$30 fo ship it.

I have used pledge one step before and another one - magic something (sorry, can't quite remember). I wasn't happy with them.
lighthorseman
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South Australia, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 02:08 AM UTC
pledge one go is the same as future
TigerAusfE181
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 10:03 PM UTC
So why future? Whats so special about it?
AussieReg
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Posted: Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 12:47 AM UTC

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So why future? Whats so special about it?



Hi Hector, and welcome to Kitmaker. Where in Victoria are you ?

Take a read of this thread The Future is Clear and your query should be answered.

I use Pledge One-Go from Coles on all of my kits. Airbrush straight from the bottle and clean-up after with Windex.

Any more queries there are plenty of knowledgable folk here willing to help.

Cheers, D
Griffon65
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, May 07, 2011 - 02:35 PM UTC
Sorry for digging this one up, but that PASST stuff, what do you use to clean it up, and do you know if it reacts with metho after it's dry? I'm thinking of buying some so any input would be much appreciated.
Klinker
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Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 01:29 AM UTC

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I have used Pascoes Long Life - Floor Polish, for the past couple of years. Can be found at Coles etc and 500 ml cost about $5 and will last you ages.

Works well, high gloss finish and dries realy hard and air brushes straight from the bottle.



Just got me some form "Woolies" still about $5 ... how do you go about cleaning your airbrush afterwards! = Glass cleaner?
ArmouredSprue
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South Australia, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 04:40 PM UTC
Yes!
Windex or any similar will do the job.
Magpie
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 02:22 AM UTC
Make sure you don't get the ammonia free Windex.

What you really need is the ammonia and being in Windex makes it a bit more usable, you can use cloudy ammonia but it is pretty awful stuff to work with, glasses, gloves and mask are a must.
lesrogers
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2012 - 04:26 PM UTC

I checked with S.C.Johnson Sydney to day and they said that One Go has been discontinued. They have nothing in the range similar to Future.
All supermarkets are out of stock.
Les.
B_Ernie
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2012 - 06:07 PM UTC
You can buy it in Australia from the following web site,although it's not cheep at $26.49 + shipping....,
http://www.polish-up.com.au/products/pledge-floor-care-tile-vinyl-floor-finish-with-future-shine-798ml.html
The business is located on the Sunshine coast.