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Starfoxer

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could someone with a good camera take some before and after
pics as mine turns it totally white either way???

okay first you will need:
- a UV (black light) cold cathode
- acrylic tubing normally around all cold cathode lights
- clear scotch tape or what ever it is called (office tape?)


first you take the UV CC out of the the protective acrylic tube (BE CAREFUL)

now you cover the entire tube with 1-3 layers of scotch tape

pop the cathode back in and fire it up

you will now have an awesome blue color to your cathode that
looks great

someone try it out and post pics!
 
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Morbid

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I could do it... but, couldn't take pictures of it :(

I'll see if I can find a way to get the pictures off the camera to this computer... if I find a way, i'll do it.
 
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thanks morbid!

at least ocme back and tell us if you get the same nice blue color i get. really nice color!
 

Captain Slug

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um, you could just put the scoth tape on the protective acrylic tube. That would be far less permanent since the tubes don't cust a bundle.
 
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Captain Slug said:
um, you could just put the scoth tape on the protective acrylic tube. That would be far less permanent since the tubes don't cust a bundle.

yea, that is what i am saying. just take out the CC so it is easier to work witht the tube
 

Morbid

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I did about half of it in tape (a little less) and could see the effect it was going to have... but then it dawned on me. If I want to go through this much trouble... i'll just sand the outside of the tube with some sandpaper and get the same effect...... except, more permanent :p
 

masitti

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Does it still light up UV reactive things after putting the tape over it? (ie my UV cables and UV dye)?
 
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yea, sure does. but i'd say the UV power has gone down to
50%

i did use 4 layers of tape though, the bluesness is coolnes! :D

i guess less layers would give the same effect yet give more UVness.

just try it, if ya dont like it, peal off the tape :p
 
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damn that sux bro!

let us know how it turns out

PICS

i circled in green what the color looks like. my camera are
sux0r with UV stuff

uv1sf.JPG



here is another pic, if i hold the camera really close, it works normal but after like 2 seconds it turns to white

uv2sf.JPG
 

masitti

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That looks pretty sweet! I'll be gettin the cathode in any day - when I do, I'll try to take better pics of it. My camera does so-so with UV, so we'll see how it goes. :)
 

Captain Slug

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An even easier modification is to cut long strips of copier paper and place them in nooks and crannies of your case. It glows ultra bright under UV (due to the natural pulp and glues).

In my last case I found it easier to make a boot of pure white cotton to slip over my UV neon. THat look really nice too.
 

masitti

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Captain Slug said:
An even easier modification is to cut long strips of copier paper and place them in nooks and crannies of your case. It glows ultra bright under UV (due to the natural pulp and glues).

In my last case I found it easier to make a boot of pure white cotton to slip over my UV neon. THat look really nice too.

All these awesome ideas I can't wait to get my cathode back in!!! :D

Does the paper almost reflect the UV so it can contact other parts (like a mirror kinda)?
 
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cool! glad it works!

wish someone could take some nics pics :p