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Using Future for water?
« on: March 25, 2008, 09:00:16 AM »
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I recently weathered some tank cars, and to make leaking corn syrup, I mixed some black acrylic paint with future.  I left about 1/4" of this mixture in an uncovered jar.  The paint acts like a dye, making it look like translucent black.  It was so shiny that it still looked wet so I poked it with my finger and left a indentation.  Within an hour or so, it self leveled and the indentation and fingerprint were gone.   ;D

So, Future looks like it could be used for water.  Has anyone tried it?

Oh, and why does Future smell like extra sweet Kool-Aid?

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Re: Using Future for water?
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2008, 07:41:51 PM »
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Whats future? ???

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Re: Using Future for water?
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2008, 08:05:07 PM »
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I have used gloss medium on a past layout, but I think Future would be better.  Are you planning to use it for still water like a pond, or something like a stream that would require texture?

  Frank

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Re: Using Future for water?
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2008, 09:33:22 PM »
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I have used gloss medium on a past layout, but I think Future would be better.  Are you planning to use it for still water like a pond, or something like a stream that would require texture?

  Frank

I think it would be too thin for texture, not to mention it would probably just level itself out.  I was going to paint a base with gloss medium, spread the future on top, and then follow that with gloss medium for texture.  Essentially, the same as what I do now using Magic Water.

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Re: Using Future for water?
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2008, 08:20:56 AM »
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So really anything clear and shiny would work, eh?     ;)

Regular old gloss varnish had been used for years.  No reason not to update that procedure with an acylic product also.
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Re: Using Future for water?
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2008, 11:47:30 AM »
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So really anything clear and shiny would work, eh?     ;)

Regular old gloss varnish had been used for years.  No reason not to update that procedure with an acylic product also.

Yes, but Future seems to maintain it's volume when it dries.  The water in gloss varnish evaporates significantly, so it only works for thin layers.

Future would replace Envirotex, Magic Water, etc - but at a cheaper cost.

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Re: Using Future for water?
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2008, 11:53:48 AM »
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Ah, the future of water!  :D  ::)

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Re: Using Future for water?
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2008, 12:00:59 PM »
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Ah, the future of water!  :D  ::)

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Re: Using Future for water?
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2008, 12:21:49 PM »
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How thick of a layer dried out in the bottle Tom?  If a 1/8" to 1/4" layer could be poured and would dry without shrinking, there is a lot of potential there.

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Re: Using Future for water?
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2008, 12:29:20 PM »
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How thick of a layer dried out in the bottle Tom?  If a 1/8" to 1/4" layer could be poured and would dry without shrinking, there is a lot of potential there.

Eric

Around 1/4".  I'll do more experiments.

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Re: Using Future for water?
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2008, 01:02:51 PM »
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How translucent was the coloring, would this replace the need to paint the base before adding water?
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Re: Using Future for water?
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2008, 01:17:36 PM »
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How translucent was the coloring, would this replace the need to paint the base before adding water?
Dave

The coloring can be added to produce any degree of translucency.  I would still paint the base (or better, use a real dirt bottom).

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Re: Using Future for water?
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2008, 01:59:14 PM »
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Thanks Tom.  I'm wondering how long ittakes to cure, so as to avoid dust becoming trapped.  I'll have to pick some up.

Let us know how your experiment goes.

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Re: Using Future for water?
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2008, 02:27:00 PM »
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I used to shine my combat boots with future :)

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Re: Using Future for water?
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2008, 02:39:59 PM »
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Ah, the future of water!  :D  ::)

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