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« on: November 15, 2017, 02:14:31 pm »
 Hello All

 When I was in the Pinball restoration hobby... I was told that using Enamels would not be good,  if you wanted to use Automotive clearcoat... as the clearcoat would cause them to lift / dissolve.

 I thus then went into fixing areas with acrylics.  Problem with them... is that they are often dull / matt.. do not easily mix/blend... and matching certain colors can be a bit tricky to boot.   Flow can be erratic... making fine lines a real challenge.

 Then I heard an even worse quip...  that if you mix too much water into your Acrylics... the binder will be too weak... and in a few years,  it will crack, lift, and peel.   Ive seen cracking from heat + old lacquer / clear under inserts... and its not very nice looking...   so if thats any indication,  its best to avoid that potential.

 Then I heard about Acrylic additives,  that you mix into them,  to give them unique properties... such as:

 - Smoother Flow
 - Translucency
 - Matt or Gloss Shine
 - Longer Dry times
 - Ability to mix/blend with other colors already on the canvas  (for a certain amount of time).

 Ive yet to test these yet.
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