SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

dilution of paint

364 views
6 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    February, 2007
  • From: da UP
dilution of paint
Posted by Welshrob on Monday, October 08, 2018 5:34 PM

Hello,

 

When I read 5:1 to me it means of the 5 parts 4 are x and 1 is y. That is learned from my chemistry degree. Since this is modeling does it mean in this instance 5 parts of x and 1 part of y

 

Thanks

What goes here?
  • Member since
    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Monday, October 08, 2018 7:24 PM

Basically it's a ratio for mixing paint to create a certain color. For example, 5:1 ratio is simply:

5 parts of Olive Drab, 1 part White will produce you a lighter shade of Olive Drab 

I didn't need a chemistry degree to figure that out........Whistling

 

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February, 2007
  • From: da UP
Posted by Welshrob on Monday, October 08, 2018 8:20 PM

Basically I don't need attitude when asking for help. Just write you don't know or better yet skip it.Propeller

What goes here?
  • Member since
    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Monday, October 08, 2018 10:13 PM

Whoa.. no attitude here. Just being helpful.

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 12:11 AM

A ratio of 5:1 is just what it says, 5 parts this to 1 part that. 

Just like military mission planning. An attacking force should have a ratio of 3:1 over a defending force for successful outcome. 

I have never taken chemistry, so I don’t know where the numbers that you speak of come from. But basic mathematic ratios usually just as they are written.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 12:22 AM

Chemistry is entirely different in most cases. Ratios are more often by mass, or moles.

Welsh yes the ratios in paint for modeling are volumetric.

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 12:27 AM

6.02 x 10^×23:1 Stick out tongue

Thanks,

John

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS

FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.