Cavernous Passages Pools

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Re: Cavernous Passages Pools

Post by Weltenlaeufer » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:40 pm

So after removing the sticky stuff with nailpolish remover the pools looked cloudy against the light. I tried some polish (maybe I got the wrong one) which didnt work to make them clear again. Then I applied some gloss varnish which made them shine but they looked like it was just a layer of paint all of a sudden, with the nice see through quality of the pool not coming out at all. So I took of the gloss varnish again.

I am still trying to figure out how the remove the cloudiness. I think there must be a solution, because when they are wet with a little water, they look great.

Does anyone have an idea?

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Re: Cavernous Passages Pools

Post by Weltenlaeufer » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:45 pm

Did you figure out how to clear the cloudy pools? I had the same issue with my passage set and the nailpolish remover worked with removing the sticky/tacky surface grime. Someone must have added a layer on top or something.

I can see through the clear resin to the ground now and its shiny when wet, when it dries the pools surfaces are a bit cloudy/mat. No big deal really, would be cool though if I could get the surface glossy again.

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Re: Cavernous Passages Pools

Post by MrMorden » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:41 pm

AnimeSensei wrote:
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.
Personally, I’d use satin instead of gloss. The shine on gloss is so high, it might keep you from seeing all the cool details in the water. YMMV.

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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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