Introduction: Glow in the Dark ( Photo-Luminescent ) Car

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We are proud to display a world first project that incorporates our Photo-Luminescent materials.

Nissan is the first vehicle manufacturer to apply glow-in-the-dark car paint to a car, its all-electric model, the Nissan LEAF.

The material is a spray-applied coating that absorbs UV energy during the day so that it glows for between eight and 10 hours when the sun goes down.

The same technology is also being used to create glow-in-the-dark cycle paths.

Nissan says that while glowing car paint and glow-in-the-dark car wraps are already available, the bespoke, ultraviolet-energised paint created for Nissan is unique as a result of its formula made up of entirely organic materials.


GaleF (author)2015-02-18

So the Instructable steps are:

1. Go to Nissan dealership

2. Purchase a Nissan Leaf

3. Glow

There may be sub-set instructions as well such as obtaining financing, haggling for the best price, rolling your eyes when the salesperson says "let me go talk to my manager" and so on, but as that will differ from "make to make" I only put in the basics.

*** Dear readers...please accept this for the humor it is intended to be. I do not mean to offend the poster in any way...I just found this particular post more of an advertisement than an instructable. ***

elichem (author)GaleF2015-02-18

Very well done Gale...excellent use of sarcastic humour, got to love it.

I did type all the below instructions but for some reason it wasnt added to the edited bad !. Let's do it this way :

1. Go to the Nissan Dealership

2. Purchase a White Nissan Leaf ( Yep, for maximum visible glow effect, the car has to be white or light in colour to begin with ).

3. Take it to a local spraypaint workshop ( the Nissan dealer may have one ).

4. Ask them to source Eli-Glow photo-luminescent pigment powder and add it in a rate of 15% to their topcoat lacquer.

5. Stand back as they give you car a photo-luminescent make-over.

GaleF (author)elichem2015-02-18

Dang...looks like I missed some steps. Thanks for the correction. :-)

I didn't have the $$$ to do this instructable but I did think of another application. You know how you are always losing your dog at night...

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