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Florescent Paint

Post by ewg1967 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:56 am

Was wondering if anyone has tried Testors florescent paints before? I picked up a six color set the other day at my local hobby shop on a whim. When I got them home and looked at them under black light I was a bit disappointed with a few of the colors.

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In the photo from left to right is a bottle of thinner, then green, blue, pink, red, yellow and orange.

Green looks nice. Blue does nothing at all. Pink is vibrant. Red looks exactly like orange. Yellow is good. Orange is very orange.

I was really expecting the red to pop a nice fiery glow but the pink looks better as a red in my opinion. Blue is a complete failure. I'm wondering if maybe I got a bad batch or if blues and reds are just more difficult chemically to fluoresce? Are there other brands that maybe make a better blue and red?

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Re: Florescent Paint

Post by MEATLOAFr » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:43 am

try some on a test part - glass on the containers might be filtering out some of the glow
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Re: Florescent Paint

Post by ewg1967 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:36 pm

Painted some on sprue but blue is broke. :(
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Re: Florescent Paint

Post by MEATLOAFr » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:12 pm

any luck with a base coat on a test sprue?
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Re: Florescent Paint

Post by ewg1967 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:15 pm

The sprue is white. What color base coat would you suggest?

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Re: Florescent Paint

Post by MEATLOAFr » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:53 pm

just about any white will do... some paint and plastics can react differently to the UV light
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Re: Florescent Paint

Post by Tesral » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:21 am

That is a question, what is your bare sprune doing under black light.

Second, what is Mk1 Eyeball showing you? Cameras can sometimes queer the results depending on the sensitivity of the CCD
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Re: Florescent Paint

Post by slawton » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:27 pm

ewg1967 wrote:Painted some on sprue but blue is broke. :(
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Re: Florescent Paint

Post by ewg1967 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:42 pm

Tesral wrote:That is a question, what is your bare sprune doing under black light.
Bare sprue can end up in some strange places! :lol:

Tesral wrote:Second, what is Mk1 Eyeball showing you? Cameras can sometimes queer the results depending on the sensitivity of the CCD
To the eyeball the blue doesn’t glow. Same as in the photos.
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LOL. Definitely off-line.

Once the snow has melted and the roads are drivable I'm going to the hobby shop and pickup a different brand of fluorescent paints.

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Re: Florescent Paint

Post by Tesral » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:03 pm

ewg1967 wrote:
Tesral wrote:That is a question, what is your bare sprune doing under black light.
Bare sprue can end up in some strange places! :lol:
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ewg1967 wrote: To the eyeball the blue doesn’t glow. Same as in the photos.LOL. Definitely off-line.

Once the snow has melted and the roads are drivable I'm going to the hobby shop and pickup a different brand of fluorescent paints.
Then there it is. You have a plan.


Somewhere among my junk there is some glow in the dark paint. Not the blacklight stuff but the luminescent in the dark stuff.

I need to drag that out, see if it is still good and employ same in some fashion.
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