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davbenbak Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2017 10:29 a.m. PST

As an experiment I used the As Seen on TV Flex Seal clear spray to seal some Hat soft plastic 1/72 figures. Did it work? Yes and No. As a sealant it works great. I can bend rifles completely around and the paint does not crack. No, in that you have to be very careful to only lightly coat the figures which might involve multiple sprayings. Some of my figures got too heavy of a coat in spots and dried white where it pooled. Might be a good effect if your figures are supposed to be covered in snow.

I don't think I'll try it again but thought I would share the results. I guess I'll stick to "the dip".

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2017 11:42 a.m. PST

Big fan of The Dip, here. Also a huge fan of Pledge FloorCare, aka, Magic Wash. The Pledge FloorCare is basically clear Acrylic. You can add any color acrylic paint to it, to create a Magic Wash of any color desired/needed. Magic Wash is very similar to The Dip, but it is customizable to any shade. Many folks water it down (literally, just add H2O), but I do not. I want its full protection, so I use it full strength. If flow is an issue, add a drop of Palmolive Dish Detergent to the bottle of Pledge FloorCare, to break its surface tension.

Anyway, if you have not tried Magic Wash, give it a try. A large bottle will cost you $6 USD-$8 at Wal-Mart: link. Cheers!

Dynaman878920 Dec 2017 3:03 p.m. PST

That is great stuff (Magic Wash). It is the final step on all my painting.

steamingdave4721 Dec 2017 1:13 p.m. PST

I'm another fan of Magic Wash. Here in UK its base is Pledge Future Klear, lot cheaper than the "Dip" and it doesn't dry up in the can.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2017 1:59 p.m. PST

Thanks davbenbak for doing the research for us. :-)

All the 1/72 plastic figures I've protected with the "dip" method have held up really well, no cracking or peeling.

I'm rapidly becoming a fan of Future (aka Pledge, Magic Wash) as well. I recently discovered (and posted here) that I could use it to give a gloss finish to latex rivers even on a material as stretchy and flexible as latex, I haven't been able to make it peel or crack. It's also inexpensive, easy to tint, easy to apply, easy to clean up, easy to dilute, dries quickly, and on and on. It's a pretty miraculous varnish.

- Ix

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