Glow in the dark paint/powder

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Glow in the dark paint/powder

Hi

I need help finding/sourcing the glow in the park paint/ powder so i can decorate my flashlights.

Does anyone know good source that have good glow duration?

any help is much appreciated Smile

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Perhaps you considered it already, but I recommend using GITD tape instead, easier to apply, and a very even illumination. Only downside: it is vinyl so it may deform when it gets really hot.

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Strontium Aluminate in a large particle size glows best i think but they’re always looking for better improved stuff. Mix with a good quality clear resin.
When mixing i add enough powder to make the mix very thick, maybe 50/ 50 mix or so.

Green glows brighteset/ longest etc…

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The vinyl tape works very well too, i used some on my Meteor under the bezel

Sorry can’t help with suppliers in your area though

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No idea how the international issues work out, but I used GITD paint from glow-on.com to do this:

They sell through Amazon in the US, so maybe they do over your way too.

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emarkd wrote:
No idea how the international issues work out, but I used GITD paint from glow-on.com to do this:

They sell through Amazon in the US, so maybe they do over your way too.

How long does this stuff last?

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LightRider wrote:
emarkd wrote:
No idea how the international issues work out, but I used GITD paint from glow-on.com to do this:

They sell through Amazon in the US, so maybe they do over your way too.

How long does this stuff last?

Quite a while, especially since its painted into a ~3000 lumen triple. Just like any other GITD stuff the brightest glow fades off in a few minutes but the residual glow lasts for a while. I’m sorry I don’t have specifics but I’ve never timed it.

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I see… the website says the individual charges will last for hours for up to 15 years. Looks interesting.

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Which part of the flashlight do you apply the GTID? On the Optical lens ?
How it react with intense heat?

Thanks

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Depends on how much room you have, but I put Glow strips/dots on the board, strips around the base of the board and around the bottom of the optic, inside the head. Also on the outside of the body..

I use Glow-On Vinyl Tape, and I also use the paint and powder but not as much, use it to do fill ins, Glo-On is the best I have found and I tried them all!

I have not had any problems with Heat and I run many Triples and Quads.. http://www.glow-on.com/purchase.html

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Woww, those are awesome lights.
Thanks for the reply. Will definitely look into those glow on thing.

Regards