I seem to remember quite awhile back there was a "luminousity" thread that had links to all sorts of luminous equipment (thread, tape, etc).

I'm looking for a source on a small amount of luminous paint that's compatible with metal.  Ideally about the size of an model paint.

Thanks for the assistance.

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I am sure they exist, but I have never found a paint I liked, so I always just cut tiny bits of glow tape, remove the adhesive (as on most things, it's a film so can be rubbed or peeled off) and use a good contact cement to attach it. 

Do tell more of your application and we can brainstorm solutions. 

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Joined: 19NOV2004   Location: Mission, Kansas

Ask member Subterfuge, the watch modifying guy.  He'll know for sure.

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shoobe01 posted:

I am sure they exist, but I have never found a paint I liked, so I always just cut tiny bits of glow tape, remove the adhesive (as on most things, it's a film so can be rubbed or peeled off) and use a good contact cement to attach it. 

Do tell more of your application and we can brainstorm solutions. 

Application is VERY low speed.  I want to paint a latch on a door in my backyard so I can see its position.  I tried some tape I had on it, but even though it was the industrial strength "mark exits" type, it eventually came off. 

I will likely try the contact cement idea first though, the tape itself is very thick and would lend itself to that. 

 

 

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Joined: 5/28/04     Location: DFW TX

 

"We're men, okay? That means a few things; we like to shit with the door open, we talk about pussy, we like to go on riverboat gambling trips, and we make our own beef jerky. That's what we do." Dale, Step Brothers

Does it glow enough? If not (like too much darkness so they fade) I've done okay with some retroreflective tapes when there's nearby light.  

We had LOTS of child gates around the house. I'd walk into them constantly without warning tapes. 

Stability-wise: I have GITD tapes on portable electronics which go into small cases, and are handled a lot, and the glued tapes don't come off. The tape is multi-layer so it will eventually start peeling on the corners. There's a top clear layer that doesn't matter much, but I assume eventually it will go bad. Try cutting the corners rounded to keep it from peeling maybe. 

The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

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