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Made a large post on Yahoo answers scouring the web for everyone's knowledge on this subject of ink/paint/gel etc and their application and how permanent they are on a plastic substrate.

Before I quote the posts I've made or previous unsuccessful threads before moving back to home in the case modding section of the forums;

These are the fans I'm looking at: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835146023

140mm clear, and white LED, which I'll mod to an appropriate UV led, not sure if they are 3mm or 5mm or what Specific UV led would be best I know theres true UV leds out there but thats a whole different potato to deal with.

and I'm trying to mimic something like this; http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KuvZHWNvFf0#t=02m40s
The gelid solutions UV fan with UV LED's installed.

I've sorta changed my mind after seeing those will probably just run those, and Pink CCFL's since they appear to be very bright overall, which is perfect for the build and getting that but in pink is my goal.

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This is the thread I've started and kept updated inside the Air cooling section of the forum but it seems to be a "difficult" topic for people to approach;

http://www.overclock.net/t/1397044/looking-for-uv-led-pink-case-fans-140mm-prefered

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And this is the large post I made on Yahoo Answers trying to find any sort of hints of what to go with, application methods, recommendations etc.
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I am trying to makefind a UV Pink 140mm Case fan for a computer build, and more or less decided on these fans; www.newegg.caProductProduct.aspxItem=N82E16835146023

Now I am looking to modify them and using a invisible pink UV ink (may be red if it is true red UV, not orange), and need to dye the entire surface evenly as to not upset the aerodynamics or balance of the fans.

So brushing on something wouldn't be advisable, I was thinking soaking, or spraying on something would be the best if it would adhere to the surface permanently, or if it were powerful enough one of the UV markers perhaps I'm looking for the most powerful effect I can get on the clear substrate. And plan to use a mixture of replacing the fans LED's with UV ones, and also aiming UV LED's and UV cathodes near all fans to create a Even spinning glowing disc.

I just don't know what would be best to use to accomplish this.


What I've figured out so far of the options;

There is

Invisible UV paint www.amazon.comInvisible-Reactive-Household-Clothing-EraserdpB002OEPJFG

(reviews are pretty terrible, and the main site doesn't even sell a number of the colors now including pink.)

www.amazon.comLILAC-ReActive-Daytime-Invisible-PaintdpB00D486N0Gref=sr_1_2ie=UTF8&qid=1371358958&sr=8-2&keywords=invisible+Pink+UV+nail
(looks alot more solid description says dries solid, looks like would need to look into a cheap airbrushing set for some of these options though which may be a good idea)


Invisible UV Ink
www.amazon.comInvisible-Pink-UV-Blacklight-InkdpB006HMJR54ref=sr_1_2ie=UTF8&qid=1371358607&sr=8-2&keywords=Pink+UV+ink

(I know literally nothing about this product theres several other colours avaliable no reviews anywhere on the web of starlight or what kinda ink this is
www.amazon.comBright-PINK-Blacklight-Reactive-LuminescentdpB0065T8WL4ref=sr_1_5ie=UTF8&qid=1371358607&sr=8-5&keywords=Pink+UV+ink
(Looks better but again no reviews of what kinda ink and if it would stay on plastic surfaces)

Invisible UV Tattoo ink
www.amazon.comMillennium-Moms-Nuclear-Tattoo-RadiantdpB005PP1Y4Qref=sr_1_3ie=UTF8&qid=1371358607&sr=8-3&keywords=Pink+UV+ink
www.amazon.comTATTOO-Flamingo-Violet-Iron-ButterflydpB004U79DDYref=sr_1_15ie=UTF8&qid=1371358607&sr=8-15&keywords=Pink+UV+ink
(Have a feeling Both of these are visible inks I Know little about UV tattoo inks, how much they can dye something or anything like that)

Invisible UV Nail polish

www.ebay.caitmInvisible-pink-Nail-Polish-Invisible-UV-Nails-Gel-120685740109

(again know very little but I do know that nail polish applies very well and is very durable and very thin)



So between alot of those sure theres more nail polish options - or might even be able to airbrush certain nail polishes (probably not gel), what would be the most durable, and give the most consistent coat, and be the Best method to coat the fan blades, submerge, airbrush, etc


Whats important

Brightness
Consistency (even coating)
Transparency
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The NZXT 140mm fans are set up for 5mm (T 1 3/4 size) LEDs.

For clear UV reactive paint, check these people out:
http://stores.ebay.com/glomaniausa

I bought clear white and clear blue UV paints from them for my TRON Legacy build. Just getting started so I don't have any pics yet, but in the jar they glow pretty darn good, and they're water clear when dry. The consistency of the paint when dried is about like white glue, somewhat rubbery, and can be pulled off. So if you mess up on the fan blades, just peel it off and try again. I'd recommend just painting the trailing edges of the blades. Same effect cause it's moving, less paint on the fan.
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Ok Thank you for the details I was unsure looking at various pictures and videos what size the LED's would be since it basically looks more like a pin hole for NZXT.

I'll definately look into that UV paint there were so many different types I just didn't know what kind would have been best and apply the lightest and have the best affect, Luckily I'm a Aircraft maintenance engineer so I understand airfoils pretty well so if theres any thickness to the paint I'll definately do my best to keep the airfoil intact of the fans.
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subbed. Was looking for something similar myself. Ideally id like to find a dye so i could just dye my fan/sleeving
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I know from experience putting a light coat of reflective paint on clear fans makes the LED effect so much stronger. try that.
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