Glow in the dark paint.

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Re: Glow in the dark paint.

Post by Lance » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:23 pm

Guess who'd end up with the most paint on'em......... :lol:
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Re: Glow in the dark paint.

Post by dieseltojo » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:57 am

When it first came out, a large bicycle company advertised it for their bicycles.

They didn't catch apparently, dunno why, seems like a good idea. Maybe it was the colours that they came in.

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Glow in the dark paint.

Post by NEVILLE & TRISH » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:26 pm

I finally decided not to go ahead with this paint which is called "GLO-X". I couldn't get any feed back anywhere even though Auto One had sold a few cans of it. I found the same stuff at BCF & they also had different shaped & sized markers. I bought a 600mm long hollow tube thinking if it worked I could cut it into short pieces & slide over my guy ropes. I sat it in the sun all day, took it inside but it was dead within 30 mins so next day took it back for a refund. I was told that they need some form of light on them through the night to keep them going which really defeats the purpose. :roll: :roll:
I originally got the idea a few weeks ago when I bought a new folding step from ALDI. I unpacked it & sat it on the back verandah & the stripes on the steps lit up as it got dark. They were still glowing at about 10pm when I went to bed. I was up at 5am & they were still going strong. ALDI must have better suppliers than the ones I tried.
Anyhow that's it guys don't waste your time & money. :lol: :lol:


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Re: Glow in the dark paint.

Post by rredbeak » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:05 pm

Neville
You can buy the striped REFLECTION tape just about anywhere but its NOT glo.. I use it [red reflection tape] on rear bar of van n top n both corners of van,on car I open doors n rear of opened door I use it there too,, so if stopped on side road its easily seen..

But that [as you say] WONT protect our feet etc.....

As For ROOS n glo,thatd save a few crashes,give the shooters something to do , n use paint guns [rifles ] in the war games.. Rod...

As for Glo,they sell it real cheap at hobby stores ,son says [His real hi tech answer] "these cheap ones wont last long" ROFL ,so every now n then just re hit them.theyre in bottles or spray paks for $3-$10. but its really cheap stuff...
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Re: Glow in the dark paint.

Post by diesel » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:38 pm

Neville, if the paint you used will not glow without a light source then it is most likely fluorescent and what you really need is a phosphorescent paint that will glow for many hours after the excitation process from natural or artificial light has occurred.

I use fluorescent paint on some of my fishing lures and the only way that I can see the glow effect is to use a UV torch. Fish, however, have more complex light receptors than humans and can see all wave lengths of the light spectrum.

So endeth Diesel's science lesson for the day :rolleyes:

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Re: Glow in the dark paint.

Post by jock » Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:14 am

diesel wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:38 pm
Neville, if the paint you used will not glow without a light source then it is most likely fluorescent and what you really need is a phosphorescent paint that will glow for many hours after the excitation process from natural or artificial light has occurred.

I use fluorescent paint on some of my fishing lures and the only way that I can see the glow effect is to use a UV torch. Fish, however, have more complex light receptors than humans and can see all wave lengths of the light spectrum.

So endeth Diesel's science lesson for the day :rolleyes:

Jeff


Hmmmmmn !! sounds a bit fishy to me !!

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