Paddy
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Posted:I'm looking to make a set of flags and some UV reactive streamer poi, but all the nylon material at the local fabricland apparently is not UV reactive. I'm kind of stuck for ideas as to where else I could get the stuff. For anyone else out there who's ever found this kind of material, where did you get it?

PS. I'll add a little disclaimer here to say that I did indeed do the ol' search thang but came with nada.


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rex
rex

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Location: Holiday, FL, USA
Member Since: 24th Oct 2001
Total posts: 263
Posted:did you check The Band Shoppe?

they have some techno ribbons and material.. maybe it's uv reactive?


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Dom
Dom

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Location: Bristol, UK
Member Since: 19th Dec 2001
Total posts: 3009
Posted:Some people in some fabric shops know little or nothing about their material, and less know if it's UV active. Therefore I recomend buying a portable UV light to take with you fabric shopping. If you live in a city there must be a few different fabric shops you can shop around in to get the best fabric at the best price.

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Thistle
Thistle

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Location: Nottingham UK
Member Since: 27th Jan 2001
Total posts: 950
Posted:Bright rip stop kite material is uv reactive and brilliant for commets. Bright parachute material is uv reactive and good for flags. Both are difficult to find in shops though. If you find a kite maker and parachute maker they will usually sell you a bit.

Are we nearly there yet?

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Paddy
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Posted:Awesome, thank you so much, folks ...I will try to find a portable UV light, and I'll look around for parachute material...

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Paddy, I used cheap, imitation chiffon that I then washed in Woolite.

-Mike )'(
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Paddy
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Posted:Does woolite make the material react to UV?

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:quote:Originally posted by Paddy:
Does woolite make the material react to UV?Boy howdy does it! Just make sure that the Woolite in Canada uses phosphates. Not so great for the environment, but wow does it make your fabric glow!


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Paddy
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Posted:Excellent....thanks Mike!

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