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realistic water problem
Posted by trainfever on Sunday, September 10, 2017 4:07 AM

hi. would any one have possible reasons for a problem i have had with woodland scenic realistic water. i put it on my river and it was cloudy as usual when poured but dried clear. was fine for about a week and now somehow it has gone cloudy again even though it has set.

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Posted by RR_Mel on Sunday, September 10, 2017 8:38 AM

I had problems with WS Realistic Water, my fix was Magic Water or Parks Super Glaze from a big box store, it’s a bunch cheaper than either WS or Magic Water.  It’s a two part mix clear Epoxy that never clouds up or turns grungy looking.
 
 
 
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Posted by hornblower on Monday, September 11, 2017 2:08 PM

I also had similar results with WS Realistic Water.  Even though I followed the directions to the letter, this stuff took forever to set up hard.  Even after several years of cure time (no exaggeration), dust or objects (like figures) that fell on the surface were slowly absorbed in the the Realistic Water.  It also appeared to leach the pigments from the painted bottom of the water feature turning the originally clear water into a very opaque "mud" color.  If you need to model mud, or maybe the La Brea Tar Pits, this is the "Go-To" product.  Otherwise, try something else.

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Posted by richhotrain on Monday, September 11, 2017 2:25 PM

trainfever

hi. would any one have possible reasons for a problem i have had with woodland scenic realistic water. i put it on my river and it was cloudy as usual when poured but dried clear. was fine for about a week and now somehow it has gone cloudy again even though it has set.

 

How deep did you pour it?

Rich

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Posted by jwar41 on Monday, September 11, 2017 2:26 PM

Realistic looked great but dust seem it attach to it. Afer a few years I inadvently sat a can of hair spray on it, the next day I had a perfect ring in my river. I since went with other products and for rapids I like using plaster as I can shape to any effect I want.

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Posted by trainfever on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 2:01 AM

hi rich. poured in 2 sessions. about 3mm deep per pour. its winter in my part of the world so it was a week between pours to allow setting time and warmer temperatures to let it cure.

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Posted by trainfever on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 2:03 AM

jwar. i use the plaster method for rapids and waterfalls to. works really well doesnt it.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:21 AM

And what is the problem with cloudy water?

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Posted by trainfever on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:23 PM

i would be over the moon if i wanted it cloudy but in this case i dont.

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