Customs: acrylics mix with enamels?

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  1. javaco

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    can u mix them?

    i have a purple acrylic and i wanna make it darker but the only black i have is enamel.

    will it mess things up? or shud i just go out and buy an acrylic black?
     
  2. Satomiblood

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    Acrylics are water-based paints, whereas enamels are oil-based. They won't mix well at all.
     
  3. David Hingtgen

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    Nope, they'll turn into jelly, or worse.
     
  4. Cybertronian

    Cybertronian Well-Known Member

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    Someone should have linked this to BP.

    Or worse, told them "Gulf and BP are not meant to go together". :lol 
     
  5. Satomiblood

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    I wish I responded with something wittier, but oh well. I'm here to help, not berate.
     
  6. javaco

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    thanks! i just went out and bought acrylic paint. i also picked up WFC bumblebee and drift!
    awesome figures!
    gonne pick up prime and thrust later next week!
     
  7. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    :lol 

    Yep. If you've ever heard the phrase, "oil and water don't mix", there's a reason why:

    Water and Oil Mix
    :google 

    "Question - What role do intermolecular bonds play in why water and
    oil don't mix?

    A lot! There is a rule of thumb in chemistry that, "Likes Dissolve Likes."
    and there are good reasons behind this saying. For two things -- let's say
    liquids -- to mix, bonds holding each liquid together must be broken, and
    new bonds formed: A-A + B-B --->
    2 A-B, and that has to be energetically favorable. Actually it is a bit more
    complicated because order/disorder of the liquids plays a part, but let's
    just keep it simple and say that this "mixing" reaction has to be
    energetically favorable."

    :thumb 
     

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