Glow-in-dark glue


At our club meeting, one the members brought, what he hoped, was an example of using glow-in-the-dark glue. It was part of a discussion of finishing and he brought along some short pieces and what he thought was a black light. Turn lights off, turn light on - no glow. But he had tried with another bulb in the shop, so the demo will go out to another day.
But curious if anyone else has used the glue and how you liked it. Did it help in your finishing? And what kind of bulb did you get anyways?
MJ Wallace
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true glow in the dark doesn't shine under black light. it gets charged from normal sunlight, then gives that light back slowly. the good stuff is really a very fine ceramic powder which can be used or mixed with things. i've used it in my glasswork, ex:
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between layers of glass. depending upon which color you want to radiate, the powder is a different color. the blue and green versions are a pale green but mostly white colored powder. it doesn't work well in extremely thin layers, as it doesn't glow very much.
mixing it with non-clear glue would make it not glow very much, since it has to 'see' light to absorb it, and the glow would be hidden. if used in a clear glue, then it should work unless the glue blocks UV (like spar varnish), in which case, it won't glow.
regards, charlie http://glassartists.org/chaniarts
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You need a long wave ultraviolet fluorescent lamp -- the incandescent ones are useless. A short wave ultraviolet lamp, such as those used for erasing EPROMs or disinfecting, will work, but may also cause cancer, skin damage, or eye injuries if you're not shielded from it.
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