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Substitute for future floor wax.


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First of all, FUTURE, as a brand, was discontinued many years ago. It was bought out and changed names. Essentially, it was a clear acrylic floor wax that people found could be airbrushed or brushed on to provide a clear gloss coat. Thus, what you should be looking for is a clear acrylic floor wax where you shop.

That said, you may find several different brands available. I believe the people who bought out Future put it back out under the PLEDGE label (Pledge with Future shine). I'd look at those products first, and if you can find that WITH the  "All Purpose" label; THAT is supposed to be the original formula that Future used. They do have other more specialized floor shine products, but I can't vouch for those.

You'll see others brands such as "Mop and Glo", etc.; but I'd avoid buying anything that is milky looking in the bottle. If it's as clear as water in the bottle, it may be useful, but it's also not a direct descendant of Future.

If all else fails, there are several hobby brand clear acrylic glosses available, and you may want to stick with those. The big advantage to Future back in the day was being able to get a LOT of gloss for much less money than you'd pay for a hobby brand. If your budget is tight, go hunting the Pledge stuff. If not, you may want to play it safe and pay a few extra dollars for something formulated FOR our hobby. Hope this helps!

 

Gil :cool:

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1 hour ago, ghodges said:

First of all, FUTURE, as a brand, was discontinued many years ago. It was bought out and changed names. Essentially, it was a clear acrylic floor wax that people found could be airbrushed or brushed on to provide a clear gloss coat. Thus, what you should be looking for is a clear acrylic floor wax where you shop.

That said, you may find several different brands available. I believe the people who bought out Future put it back out under the PLEDGE label (Pledge with Future shine). I'd look at those products first, and if you can find that WITH the  "All Purpose" label; THAT is supposed to be the original formula that Future used. They do have other more specialized floor shine products, but I can't vouch for those.

You'll see others brands such as "Mop and Glo", etc.; but I'd avoid buying anything that is milky looking in the bottle. If it's as clear as water in the bottle, it may be useful, but it's also not a direct descendant of Future.

If all else fails, there are several hobby brand clear acrylic glosses available, and you may want to stick with those. The big advantage to Future back in the day was being able to get a LOT of gloss for much less money than you'd pay for a hobby brand. If your budget is tight, go hunting the Pledge stuff. If not, you may want to play it safe and pay a few extra dollars for something formulated FOR our hobby. Hope this helps!

 

Gil :cool:

I'm really not sure why you went to such lengths to tell me what I already know!

So there is no substitute being used out there, because that was my question.

Thanks anyway.

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The Holloway House Quick Shine floor finish in the green container is available in the UK from Lakeland. A lot more expensive than the old Kleer. £16 per bottle but still much cheaper than modelling aimed products.

I guess it is probably only 6 of 7 bucks in the states.

There must be many UK and USA modellers missing the Johnson's Kleer/Future and whatever else Johnson's renamed it, so Quick Shine looks to be a good alternative.

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    As much as they change the name of this stuff, there should be a thread just to keep track.

Does anyone know what Fututre’s shelf life actually is?

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