Introduction: Glow-In-The-Dark Epoxy!! Light Up Your Workshop!
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Glow in the dark epoxy has a MILLION awesome uses. Put it on light switches, tools, or even your clothes!
The process is pretty simple, so I'll try to make this 'ible as short as possable.
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Step 1: What You NeedGl
Glow powder (source)
2 part Loctite Clear Epoxy
Toothpick (to mix the epoxy with)
Stuff to Glowify
Step 2: Mixing
Mix the epoxy according to the manufacturers instruction (in this case, 1:1) along with a good pinch of glow power. Glowing things have a sort of halflife, so an epoxy mixture with lots of powder will glow longer than the same mixture with less powder. Solid glow powder will glow for 10-12 hours.
Step 3: Dab It On!
Use a disposable tool to scoop up the well-mixed glowing epoxy and drip it on object you want to glowify. Once the epoxy dries it's hard, shiny, and glasslike.
Step 4: My Favorite Things to Glowify
I love putting glow epoxy on my knives, tools, and necklaces. If you're a fan of James Cameron's Avatar, then you can make Na'vi glowing skin t-shirts. Just drip it on a cotton shirt in a symmetrical pattern.
This glow powder charges best in sunlight, but UV or incandescent light works pretty good too. The longer you charge it, the longer it will glow.
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