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General Discussion / Water based vs Oil based Glow in the Dark Paint
« Last post by GlowMaster on October 21, 2017, 06:23:16 AM »
Water Based Paints

  • Suitable for application on concrete, wood, clothing and even skin
  • NOT Suitable for application on metals or anything metalic in nature
  • Diluted with water.
  • Can be washed off with water
  • Not weather proof

Oil (Solvent) Based Paints

  • Suitable for application on anything metalic, concrete, wood, ceramic tiles
  • NOT Suitable for application on leather, plastic. Always test before using.
  • Diluted with thinner. Washed off with thinner
  • Water resistant. Can be used in tanks and pools
  • Weather proof

Glow in the Dark Paint is available in a range of colours, but only the Ultra Green and Ultra Blue are available in both water and oil based paints. Rest of the colours can only be mixed with oil based paints.
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A test stretch of the Rail Corridor, which includes a section that glows in the dark, has been completed.

The 400m-long "track", behind Bukit Panjang MRT station off Choa Chu Kang Road, has been open to the public since July 12, Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao reported yesterday.

Four different surface materials each take up a 100m stretch: grass and gravel, fine gravel, earth-coloured porous concrete, and natural non-toxic light green strontium aluminate minerals, which absorb ultraviolet light during the day and cause the track to emit a soft glow at night. More info at http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/glow-in-the-dark-section-of-rail-corridor-now-open

Product used for this is Glow in the Dark Gravel, a product which is suitable for road making or lining pathways as in this case.



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Glow in the Dark Products / Re: Glow in the Dark Paint or Glow in the Dark Ink
« Last post by GlowMaster on October 02, 2017, 03:41:20 AM »
Inks are more diverse as we are dealing with printing and writing inks. We have glow in the dark inks for printing but not for writing. Reason is because Glow in the Dark material is particle based and can only be mixed into solutions with specific density.

We have UV Light Reactive Inks for stamp pad and writing instruments.
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Glow in the Dark Products / Glow in the Dark Paint or Glow in the Dark Ink
« Last post by GlowMaster on October 02, 2017, 03:40:49 AM »
What is the difference between Glow in the Dark Paint and Ink?

The main difference is in the application these products are meant for.

Glow in the Dark Paint can be divided into 2 types of paint.
1) Glow in the dark paint for Brush or Roller Painting
2) Glow in the Dark paint for Spray Painting

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General Discussion / Re: glow in the dark product for card making.
« Last post by GlowMaster on September 30, 2017, 03:47:03 PM »
Any photos to share?
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General Discussion / Re: glow in the dark product for card making.
« Last post by Oragan on September 17, 2017, 12:54:57 AM »
You could try using glow powder SLG-4 for this. It should be mixed with clear mediums.

This stiff is really good! The glow lasts ages too.
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General Discussion / Re: Making moulds
« Last post by GlowMaster on September 12, 2017, 05:29:19 AM »
There are two ways to attach an image to your post.

1) Upload the image on your website and place the link between the image tags like so. [ img] http://your-website.com/image.jpg [/img]
2) By clicking on the "Attachments and other options" and using the "Attach" option to Browse for an image in your computer. The image below is attached using this option.
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General Discussion / Re: Making moulds
« Last post by GlowMaster on September 12, 2017, 05:22:04 AM »
If we are going to produce a mould in order to produce a prototype, the quantity has to be substantial. If not, it is not worth the cost of producing the mould, which could run into thousands. What is the quantity we are looking at?
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General Discussion / Making moulds
« Last post by Vision7 on September 12, 2017, 04:05:52 AM »
Hi guys, I'm new here, & I have certain devices that I would like to glow in the dark, so I am guessing that a mould would have to be made & make from that a illuminated sleeve ?  for an example, I have a small remote control that would benefit from a rubber sleeve that glows in the dark so I do not lose it :) please see attached. any help or any ideas would be really appreciated, thankyou for your time. [/img][/img][/img] ah?? it wont let me insert an image.. but I hope you understande what I am trying to explain :)
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General Discussion / How long does the Glow Last?
« Last post by GlowMaster on September 07, 2017, 07:01:47 AM »
We have been asked this question countless times and it is a rather tricky question as we are not sure whether you are referring to the length of glow (Glow Time) or the lifespan of the product.

So I will answer the question in two parts.

1) Lifespan

Glow products can last for many years. We have paintings in our shop that are still glowing for the past 20 years with no signs of fading. We also have some paintings done outdoors which faded away in a few months. So I guess the environment plays a huge part.

The Glow effect can last for years. The secret to making it last as long as possible on the application method and what is used to protect the painting or glow surface. For example, adding a clear coat of UV protection for outdoor paintings, could add a few years to the lifespan of the glow painting.


2) Glow Time

Glow Powder is the raw material used to manufacture every other glow in the dark product. Glow time for each product, depends on the amount of raw material (Glow Powder), used in the manufacturing process.

Glow Time depends mainly on the grade and particle (mesh) size of Glow Powder. The higher the grade and the larger particle size of each grade, will glow more brighter and for a longer period.

2) I left the Glow product outdoors the whole day. Why the product does not Glow in the Dark for the time stated  ???

For this we have to look at how Glow in the Dark works. It works by absorbing surrounding light and releasing the absorbed light. Glow in the Dark products need about 30 minutes maximum to get fully charged from surrounding lights. It then takes hours! to discharge the absorbed light. Actual number of hours taken to discharge depends on the product grade.

But what we fail to notice is that the process of charging and discharging is continuous. What this means is that while the Glow product is exposed to light and in a charging state, it is also discharging once it is fully charged and starts re-charging again. Leaving it outdoors under the sunlight just repeats the charging and re-charging process as there is a limit to the maximum level it can be charged. This is the same as charging rechargeable batteries and not using them for a few weeks.

So in conclusion, Glow in the Dark products are best used as an Emergency Lighting Source in the event of a Sudden! Power Failure (Blackout). With the Glow time varying, pay special attention to the word Sudden!! Power failure.

Visit our Glow in the Dark Products Store to prepare for sudden Darkness.
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