Topcoat for foam planes

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Topcoat for foam planes

Unread post by MGC » Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:38 am

Hi there folks!

As promised, I did some testing with Pledge floor gloss on a foam plane. I brushed a coat on a multiplex razzor (fast and fun little plane, i'm very impressed with multiplex planes, wish they were not so hard to find) Not a brush stroke to be found, this stuff levels out so well. I pressed and flexed a few spots on the plane and there was no chipping or cracking. Its very thin unlike topcoats from a spray can. The gloss makes this colors really pop too. This product is very popular in the scale plastic model hobby as a topcoat. Think i'll try this on the twin otter next. Here is a link to the product. You can get it at walmart, canadian tire and such. https://www.pledge.com/en-us/products/p ... loor-gloss
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Re: Topcoat for foam planes

Unread post by retiredVTT » Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:59 pm

Great tip Mark, your Razzor looks..well, "sharp" ..pun intended..!

Love, the choice of the "number" on this model ...looks like it would perform well whether the top was at the bottom, or the bottom was at the top, well you get the idea..!
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Re: Topcoat for foam planes

Unread post by bdg » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:27 pm

So I was just looking for where to buy this floor gloss. Not at CT, HD or Kent. Walmart does have a two pack which is online only and which takes a MONTH to arrive??? https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/Pledge-Flo ... 2E75M33EIV). Amazon seems to be the location of choice where a container is $35. Probably a lifetime supply ;-)

Unless something like this might work? https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/pledge-flo ... 0016951678 or perhaps this? https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/pled ... 0350p.html

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Re: Topcoat for foam planes

Unread post by yorcram » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:49 pm

Future floor polish will work too. I have a bottle of that in the shop, but use it for clearing up scratched/fogged canopies.
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Unread post by retiredVTT » Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:23 pm

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Pledge-Read ... /204236290

Is THIS the product ...? If so it's $8.00 a bottle, but you gotta buy 6 at a time ..!

Ooops ..the above was a US price...here's the Canadian price..

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/pledge ... 1000531668

Update...NO..THIS IS NOT THE PRODUCT...This is a Cleaner only..!
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Re: Topcoat for foam planes

Unread post by MGC » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:26 pm

Hi Bill! I posted a photo below. Maybe its hard to find right now with everything going on. Seems like so many products are not on the shelf since covid. Bob lucked out and found a bottle somewhere. He showed me a couple planes he did, the zipper and a umx wildcat. They look fantastic! This bottle will last me years, so ill bring some to the field to give ya to try on a few planes. :D
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Re: Topcoat for foam planes

Unread post by MGC » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:53 am

Quick update. I see home hardware has some listed online. 10 bucks. Hope this helps some!

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Unread post by retiredVTT » Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:22 pm

MGC wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:53 am
Quick update. I see home hardware has some listed online. 10 bucks. Hope this helps some!
..a further update, at 3:19PM Tuesday Sept 15/20

Home Hardware, Sackville ..none in stock, BUT they have ordered some and will call me

Home Hardare, Cole Harbour ...ONE in stock ....so go for it ..!

Home Hardware, Burnside .....NONE in stock..!

thanks MGC..
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Re: Topcoat for foam planes

Unread post by bdg » Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:08 pm

Just picked up a bottle.... Kent for $8.99.

Not on their website but Bob was able to give me the skinny on this lead!

Thanks... Mark and Bob...! Get out your sunglasses :D

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