Glow in the Dark

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Fenris, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. Fenris

    Fenris Well-Known Member

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    I have always wondered about glow in the dark stuff. Why were most glow in the dark stuff glow in a green color? Then I tried doing a google search and found that there are other colors!

    http://www.glowinthedarkpaintworld.com/ultimate-paint-comparison-guide/

    Was wondering if anybody has tried using these paints... Say you want a blue glow in the dark Sting sword or something.
     
  2. cavx

    cavx Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I have not used the paints, but the powders are great. With the powders you can control the mix and therefore get the brightest light output by mixing to the maximum recommended per volume. In the case of the stuff I use that is 15%/Vol. The stuff glows bright when fully charged but fades out pretty quickly. Once it fades down, it glows at a constant level for several hours.

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    In the photo, the shoe closest to camera is using GITD that has been mixed into clear urethane. The shoe behind is using EL sheet. As you see, it can be bright when mixed correctly fully charged.

    Green is common because green tends to be the brightest. I have both green and cyan (aka aqua) GITD powders in my stash.
     

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  3. MrSouthpaw

    MrSouthpaw Sr Member

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    Yes, I have some experience with this. Glow Inc brand glow paint. I don't know if it would be consistent enough. It's tough to paint a smooth patch that glows evenly.

    Start at the bottom of this page.
    http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=224737&page=7
     
  4. Fenris

    Fenris Well-Known Member

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    Cool Nike Mags.

    When it's not "glowing" what color is it?
     
  5. cavx

    cavx Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks, I like them.

    Even though it was mixed into clear urethane, it changes the colour of the mix to a solid colour that is almost yellow.

    Note the bubble on the heel cup glows but now where near as bright? That was green GITD mixed at just 5%. I also mixed a bit of translucent blue into the clear for that part.

    The pre-mixed paints are said to be about 5% as well.
     

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