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Inexpensive glow in the dark writing: WRITE ANYWHERE

Inexpensive glow in the dark writing Desired effect:Paint a Wall or furniture write on it or draw then it fades 1 less than a minute then you can draw again Materials: -1 UV LED (low power any chinese anti fake bill keychain will do) -Any surface -Common glow in the dark paint or powder Low grade Zinc sulfide glow in the dark paint (or strontium oxide aluminate glow in the dark paint ) We have to find a way to lower the performance of the compounds so that they glow for 10-40 seconds maximum instead of hours. WHAT IS NEEDED: A CHEMICAL DETERRENT TO LOWER THE PERFORMANCE OF THE PAINT: HELP IS NEEDED I DO NOT KNOW WHAT COMPOUND TO USE. (IT MUST DECREASE THE PERFORMANCE BUT NOT THE BRIGHTNESS in dim light) Help complete this instructable, (pretty please)

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westfw10 years ago
I got this response on the candlepower forums:

Glow inc has its zinc-based line of products:

Blood Red GID-paint:
http://glowinc.com/detail.aspx?ID=6

Orange GID-paint:
http://glowinc.com/detail.aspx?ID=7

Both of these will according to Glowinc's tests loose 90% of its brightness in 30sec, after 4 minutes into the test it had lost 99% of its brightness and then faded away under an hour or so, but it was really dim during that time...

In any case, it looks like the glow-inc site has some useful data (brightness vs time) that might help you...
dejabox (author)  westfw10 years ago
West, You've given very meaningful input man, thank you for the heads up. Their assortment is impressive and I believ their shots to be original, but until I see the real thing well it may just be photoshop...I ordered their most powerful green. lets see how that works.
westfw dejabox10 years ago
There's a pretty extensive thread on their "new green" (as well as another thread on a batch that wasn't quite right) on Candlepower forums. The ower of glow inc is a pretty frequent contributer, and the rest of the crowd is picky enough to keep him pretty honest. See also this thread on GITD projects in general. You may have to sign up to see them; I would say it's worth it (I haven't received any spam that seems to originate there.)
lemonie10 years ago
(Why did you post this three times?) I've seen a photographic wall, where you stand in front, a flash goes off and leaves a shadow (it's actually the exposed part glowing). This was in a photographic museum, and had a fairly regular flash, so probably what you're after. However, I don't know what this material is, and that 'exhibit' had long since gone last time I was there. Try searching for "phosphorescent sheet" you might find what you're looking for (otherwise try behind the fridge) L
dejabox (author)  lemonie10 years ago
SORRY ABOUT THE 3 TIMES PASTED TOPIC. i HAVE OPERA AS A BROWSER AND IT DID NOT REFRESH CORRECTLY btw I was not yelling I forgot the caps