Transporting Future out of the USA

My brother is holidaying in the US starting next week. I was thinking about getting him to purchase a bottle of Future while there and bringing it back to Australia in his checked baggage. Given the state of things since 9/11, is this likely to cause problems for him (e.g. airport security, US customs, Australian Customs etc.)?

BTW Where can you get Future in the US and how much does it cost?

TIA Ultan Rooney

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Ultan Rooney
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I doubt that it will cause any problems at the US end and I don't see why Aussie customs would object - it's just an acrylic floor polish after all. They might be somewhat bemused but other than that...

Any supermarket, Wal-Mart, Target, or the like. It's about $6 a bottle at Kroger here in Arkansas.

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Al Superczynski

Ultan, seems to be a lot of Aussie brothers holidaying in the US at the moment... mine is there too. I've got him working out a way to ship a few bottles from the US back to me, but I might see if he can just put them in his luggage, as you suggest. I might check with customs and the airlines, just to be sure. I'll post here if I can get a sensible answer from them!

RobG

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Rob Grinberg

Politicians never lie. They just "engage in linguistical misdirection".

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RJB

have him be upfront. they should be able to verify it easily. any grocery store, about$6 u.s for a jug.

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e

Future, and/or its equivalent *is* apparently available in Australia:

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Greg Heilers

I have the Australian Future equivalent but is not quite the same (cloudy but dries clear, has amoninia and detergent in it). It works well enough but I thought I'd try the original (and the best?)

Cheers Ultan

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Ultan Rooney

Just have him make damn sure the lid is on -- best even to put some tape over it. 2 years back a friend of mine bought a bottle for me, when they came home the lid had openened and the entire bottle had dripped empty into the bag. The bag still smells....

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Nemesis

And put the bottle in a heavy duty Freezer Zip-Lock bag!

Peteski

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Peter W.

Ultan - the Aussie version is close, but it ain't the same. As you have noticed, it's full of ammonia. It works well on canopies, but be very careful using it over paints, especially acrylics and Tamiya spray laquer - it will craze them both. I speak from bitter experience!

RobG

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Rob Grinberg

Ultan,

I brought some back in Nov 04 and Customs weren't worried about it even though I was subject to a bag search at Sydney. I bought mine at Walmart in Destin Florida for about US$4.90 a bottle.

If he's not sure what to do at Customs the safest way is to declare it. It's non flammable and they don't seem to care. I brought some back on both of my last two trips,

HTH

Phil Hastie Canberra Australia

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P&AHastie

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