Passt clear acrylic polish and sealer
Al and Shelley McDivitt of
Passt is an acrylic clear coating for sealing, polishing and glossing
of resins, plastics, wood, polymer clays etc.
Most modelers have heard of the American Floor Polish, “Future” and
it’s varied applications on the modeling bench. PASST is an Australian
version of Future, with all the same characteristics and abilities.
The PASST Story … As a modeler, I was
always reading and hearing of how terrific Future was for a modeler. However,
being difficult to obtain in Aus, I used several other brands of acrylic
floor polish. These brands were OK, but still I couldn’t
achieve the results I desired. We decided we had to source a product
which would accomplish the task. I trialed and tested several readily
available industrial type floor polishes, to no avail. Again they
were all good but not what I was looking for. Then, we found a
supplier willing to work with us, continuing to provide samples until
finally we found it.
And the name? .. of coarse we hadn’t thought
of a name when we first started investigating an equivalent to Future, we
jokingly started calling it past (being the opposite of Future). The
name stuck; we played with the spelling to give it some meaning and so,
we would like to introduce you to PASST.
PASST achieves wonderful clarity on clear parts, seals decals without
trace, and gives a high gloss finish where desired.
PASST is not just for modelers. Sculptors and painters can use
PASST for a multitude of applications.
Some uses include:
- Can be brush, spray, sponge or dip applied
- Dip clear pieces for optical clarity.
- Seals Decals and Paints
- Apply to polymer clays for high shine finishes
- Mix with acrylic paints for thinning and washes
- Works well as a carrier for Pearlex or other powdered pigments
- No thinning required
- No noticeable odour or frangrance
APPLYING & SEALING DECALS – We have found
that using PASST to apply and seal decals gives the illusion the decal
is part of the paintwork. PASST appears to assist in hiding the
outlines of the decal. The layering of several coats, creates a
level surface. Apply a matte coating to dull the appearance if
CLARITY OF CLEAR PARTS – PASST creates a wonderful
gloss coating on clear model parts (canopies, car windows etc), giving
the appearance of a clearer, hiding minor scratches. Dipping
results in a better finish, but you can also brush or spray apply. Place
the wet piece on a piece of tissue or paper towel. The tissue
will absorb any excess. While wet, PASST will attract dust, so cover
your piece until dry.
SEALING PAINTS – We tested PASST as both a sealer
over paint and mixing paints with PASST and found on both occasions
the paint obtained a much stronger adhesion to the surface. Brushed,
dipped, or sprayed applied, the painted surface is almost scratch /
damage resistant. The same applies when mixing with paint before
application. We scratched the surface with a fingernail and couldn’t
remove the paint. We tested with acrylic paints (Jo Sonya, Tamiya)
as well as oils (????).
AS A CARRIER – Powdered pigments, such as Pearlex
can be mixed with PASST to create a liquid colour. Pearlex powders
add a wonderful pearlescent appearance and can be applied as a solid
(using several coats) or as a translucent effect (on thin coat) so
that the under layer of colour is slightly visible.
AS A SEALER & GLOSS COAT – PASST is a great
sealer for wood, porous clays, epoxy clays etc. Specially handy
if you are wanting to make a mould from your piece. Sealing with
PASST will prevent absorption of the silicone into porous surfaces. Paint
or dip polymer clay in PASST (may require several coats) for an attractive
high gloss finish and protective coating.
We are continually trialing and testing PASST for new uses and although
not yet proven, PASST appears to be successful in as many applications
as Future and comparable products. PASST is sure to be one of those “can’t
be without” products for your workbench.
For further information and pricing go to WWW.ARMSmodelIT.com.au and
be sure to mention AMI.