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UV Reactive paint

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Oroka Sempai

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So, I painted the inside of my case radioactive green, then afterwards, I got the idea of putting a UV light in my case and make it glow.

So yeah, my paint is not UV reactive. So I am considering ways to make it glow inside. First is get UV reactive paint... problem is that after shipping, it is $40 for a single can of spray paint.

Next idea is spraying it all with hairspray. Apparently hairspray glows under a UV light, but would it glow white/blue or would it glow greenish like the paint under the hair spray?
 

sephiroth_749

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you can find a florecent version of your color it will react with the uv lights but you might have to clear coat it but in the end its still cheaper than 40 bucks
 
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Oroka Sempai

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I doubt I will find Tremclad Key Lime in florescent. But I will have a look to see what is offered in florescent that is close. A light spray might do the trick.
 

AlexanderB

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thats kind of a problem, most uv reactive paints are the hard fluor colours like red, green, blue, yellow, orange, perhaps purple, basically only the 3 base colours and 3 first combined colours...
im not sure what your case looks like, but lime green isnt the typical radiactive green I know (thats tipical fluor(fluorizing) green)..
 

4GHZ_or_bust

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Can't you just get green UV paint and yellow UV paint, mix em till you got the right shade of yellow-green and still get decent UV reaction.

I know most hardware store carries pink. orange, yellow, and green paint in fluorescent range.