any way to make quinine water glow a little brighter?

hydin

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i am working on an idea, and want to use quinine water (sp?) for a nice bright glow. (think nutty professor and you have the same blue, they used it for the weight loss formula)

the only problem is the local water i picked up is sort of... bland? looking when the UV light hits it.

any ideas on how to make it a little more "concentrated" or a little brighter?

thanks
chris
 

Great_Bizarro

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<div class='quotetop'>(hydin @ Jun 27 2006, 12:11 PM) [snapback]1269297[/snapback]</div>
i am working on an idea, and want to use quinine water (sp?) for a nice bright glow. (think nutty professor and you have the same blue, they used it for the weight loss formula)

the only problem is the local water i picked up is sort of... bland? looking when the UV light hits it.

any ideas on how to make it a little more "concentrated" or a little brighter?

thanks
chris
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Check some of the overclocking computer sites they sell dye to add to water that glows under uv light.
 

hydin

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i was thinking about that, but this is a quick/dirty hookup, and i was hoping to knock it out in a day or so.

im thinking maybe boil away a good chunk of the water? logically (in my head anyway) itll leave more quinine behind to glow, therefore be a little brighter.

there will be glowing things with UV dye though, trust me :D

thanks.
chris
 

Mike J.

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Add some laundry soap? That stuff tends to have optical brighteners...


-Mike
 

Snoballz

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I made glowing bottles for our bar by cutting open a highlighting pen and soaking the part that held the ink in the bottle with water. Don't know if blue highlighters are UV responsive but it might be worth a try.
 

Hellclaw 01

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<div class='quotetop'>(hydin @ Jun 27 2006, 01:11 PM) [snapback]1269297[/snapback]</div>
i am working on an idea, and want to use quinine water (sp?) for a nice bright glow. (think nutty professor and you have the same blue, they used it for the weight loss formula)

the only problem is the local water i picked up is sort of... bland? looking when the UV light hits it.

any ideas on how to make it a little more "concentrated" or a little brighter?

thanks
chris
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If you let it evaporate, just the H2O should dissapate, leaving you with a more concentrated end product.

Boiling should help speed the process.
 
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