Cavernous Passages Pools

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Re: Cavernous Passages Pools

Post by AnimeSensei » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:49 pm

They look 1 million percent better. Good job! I would second Oldent's idea of floor polish or just use something like Reaper or Vallejo's glossy sealer.
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Re: Cavernous Passages Pools

Post by marcoreds » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:06 am

One possibility would be to just add some nail polish over it.
When it dries, it should be ok.

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Re: Cavernous Passages Pools

Post by Harneloot » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:58 pm

Glad you got it figured out and that they are not someone's recast!

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Re: Cavernous Passages Pools

Post by Oldent » Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:01 am

promind wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:34 pm
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This looks like old Stillwater or Modge podge. The nail posh remover worked so they may have tried to add nail polish as a gloss coat.

Use floor polish like pledge to put a gloss back on it. If it gets yellow over time you can remove it with vinegar.

I do not know which product was used so something easy to remove like floor wax will be safest. Paint the floor polish on with a brush

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This product does not turn yellow and can be easily removed. You can thin paint with it too.
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Re: Cavernous Passages Pools

Post by promind » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:34 pm

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Over zealous polish remover, cloudy result
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Re: Cavernous Passages Pools

Post by promind » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:33 pm

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Vinegar only
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Re: Cavernous Passages Pools

Post by promind » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:29 pm

So here’s the update: definitely seems genuine, from the felt color to the made in China sticker. If it’s a fake it is excellent. Tried water, 50% vinegar, up to 100% vinegar solution. Stickiness and tackiness persisted, so I moved on to a nail polish remover. I think I over did it on a few pools as the stickiness is mostly gone, but a cloudiness seems like it is pretty permanent unless I can figure out how to polish it. I can’t help but think that I am removing the top layer of whatever the pool substance is. My second try was a lot better, and I applied a very light touch of nail polish remover, and it looks pretty good...

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Left pool applied nail polish remover with q-tip
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Re: Cavernous Passages Pools

Post by Oldent » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:42 pm

AnimeSensei wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:17 pm
High heat could have caused it. I have had one cavern set go through my hands once that was genuine and had water effects that were rough/pebbly and I assumed it was due to heat. It was not sticky or at all soft, though so your description isn't 100% in line with what I saw.
That sounds like gas from the resin added to wet paint. The water effects products can do the same thing. That is why I was asking about bubbles.
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Re: Cavernous Passages Pools

Post by AnimeSensei » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:17 pm

High heat could have caused it. I have had one cavern set go through my hands once that was genuine and had water effects that were rough/pebbly and I assumed it was due to heat. It was not sticky or at all soft, though so your description isn't 100% in line with what I saw.
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Re: Cavernous Passages Pools

Post by Oldent » Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:07 pm

promind wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:53 pm
Hey guys, this all awesome feedback. The set did come in the molded styrofoam (no box) so I think it is genuine? I’ll do some more investigation. When I get home I’ll try out the cue-tip idea. Just water for the solvent, or something like a 50% vinegar? It is interesting because every single pool on every piece is this way. At first I was thinking high heat, but seemed odd that it would cause this. Here’s hoping that is just something covering the pools. (But why would anyone do that?)
May be they thought it would look better.

I can not tell if there are gas bubbles. Old eyes. Let us know.
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