Does black Apple Barrel paint melt styrofoam balls?

Question by Me: Does black Apple Barrel paint melt styrofoam balls?
I was wondering because I got to do a model on the phases of the moon.

on the Apple Barrel paint it says Acrylic Paint.

• Permaneent
• Fast Drying
• Waterbase High-quality, all purpose acrylic paints.

Best answer:

Answer by Diane B.
Nope… acrylics won’t dissolve polystyrene foams, but “enamel” type paints will (those that clean up with paint thinner/etc instead of with water). It may take two coats though, or a coat of gesso then the acrylic to get good coverage.

Here’s the info from my site about paints/etc and ps foams:

… any type of paint can be used on ps foams as long as they don’t contain petroleum-based solvents … so acrylics (liquid or spray), latex, etc. are okay
……. if using *non-permanent* paints though (poster paint, watercolor, chalks, etc), you’ll probably want to seal those afterwards (with diluted permanent white glue, clear acrylic spray, water-based polyurethanes, etc.
… for attaching things, you can also apply a permanent white glue, then coat that with the colored flocking and bits of landscaping grasses, sand, gravel, etc. (coarse to fine) that’s sold for making model railroading scenery, as well as with larger bits for “scrub” bushes, rocks, trees, etc…. as above, can also shape foams to look like large rocks, hills, cliffs, etc.
….for heavier duty items, you can also apply coatings of hypertufa, various other cement mixes, etc.

HTH,

Diane B.

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Is anyone familar with an apple II game from the late 80’s early 90’s.?

Question by swdshmeatballs: Is anyone familar with an apple II game from the late 80’s early 90’s.?
I dont remeber the exact point of the game and have no idea why i played it when i was young. i cant remember the title of the game and its been bugging me forever. Anway i do remember that u played as a “black hat” which was what the character looked like, and you went around to different cities in the U.S. on trains that u caught at certain times in each city. You were tryign to look for infected ppl in the cities that reminded me of “fuzzy tvs”. If you touched one of these infected ppl u became infected as well and lost control of your character and jsut bounced around on the different screens. In the end i think you were looking for the source of the infection perhaps a “tv set” looking thing. Maybe you were trying to stop the infection from spreading. I know i have been pretty vague but please please please if any has ANY idea what this game would be let me know! Thanks

Best answer:

Answer by dualmp
The only game that I remember back then was Zork it almost sounds like that but I don’t think it is. Good question I would like to remember some of them they were the best expecally with your imagination.

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