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Iwas at my neighborhood Ace earlier today and I saw a couple cans of fluorescent spray paint that they had under private label (Ace hardware).
Has anyone tried this? Is it at all UV reactive? Couldn't find anything about it in searching. Thanks ahead.
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I think fluorescent just means that its that hot pink or alien green looking paint. If it doesnt say uv reactive, then it probably isnt.

When I searched I either found that everything was either advertised as just fluorescent and UV reactive, or just fluorescent.
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I think fluorescent just means that its that hot pink or alien green looking paint. If it doesnt say uv reactive, then it probably isnt.

When I searched I either found that everything was either advertised as just fluorescent and UV reactive, or just fluorescent.
That's kinda what I was thinking. I was just wondering if it would reflect any more than a standard spray can.
It might be moot anyways - thinking of going UV White for the case.

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post #4 of 9
Did someone say flourescent?

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Edited by SmasherBasher - 12/23/08 at 10:55pm
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I work at Ace and that paint is meant for marking lines in grass, concrete, or blacktop. I believe it is not meant to be a permanent paint.
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i've used a couple different fluorescent paints. They may not say UV reactive (most probably won't since they are typically marketed as 'marking' paint for high visibility) but a lot of them will work, some might not. You'll have to play with it.

Blue cold cathodes work really well for UV reaction as well, but your case will have the blue light effect as well, whereas the UV light will be less noticeable while your painted parts light up.
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Any paint marked "fluorescent" should react to UV light. That is the definition of the term.

There are some "high visibility" or "day-glo" paints that may not be fluorescent, however.
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Something that you may be interested in though is a glow-in-the-dark additive paint. Most Ace's carry it and it made by Rustoleum.
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I work at Ace and that paint is meant for marking lines in grass, concrete, or blacktop. I believe it is not meant to be a permanent paint.

Just to make sure, are you talking about the one's with the triangle on the front or the upside down sprayers? ( I was talking about the former).
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