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TheApprovingNinjaFrom the Ashes of a Ninja Rise THE HIPS OF RAGE
371 posts
Location: Edinburgh


Posted:
I've been puzzling it for a while my friends and I found some really great UV body paint but when looking on ingredients we figured that the UV was the FDC colourants.

Basically does anyone know how to make UV or glow in the dark toxic death at home? or if not at home at least with a decently equiped workshop (of which I have one)
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frostypawGreat balls of fire
643 posts
Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent


Posted:
I know tonic water flouresces under UV light which I think is the Quinine in it - so if you fancy extracting that...

or you could just shower in it - would be different I can SEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

TheApprovingNinjaFrom the Ashes of a Ninja Rise THE HIPS OF RAGE
371 posts
Location: Edinburgh


Posted:
quinine ehhh... to the bat extractor Viva UGLY STAFF

DurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


Posted:
Glow in the dark Toxic Death ?! Eh?

There are loads of materials that flouresce (?) under UV.
Clearasil Pads (or similar brands), Shea Butter (I think), washing machine powder...

If you're wanting a UV body paint, I'd reccomend Clearasil. Very bright under UV, invisible normally (so you don't look like a monkey when turning up to a gig), washes off too.
If you're wanting to make props that are UV active, there are even more options as they don't have to be liquid or healthy (I wouldn't reccoment covering yourself in bleach for example)

The best thing to do is get a UV light (handheld or otherwise) and just go through all your rooms seeing what glows and what doesn't!

Oh, and scorpians go a wicked yellow under UV - maybe catch a couple and put them on the end of string? Burner of Toast
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MikeIconGOLD Member
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TheApprovingNinjaFrom the Ashes of a Ninja Rise THE HIPS OF RAGE
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Location: Edinburgh


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MikeGinnyGOLD Member
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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
UV reactivity is caused by molecules in the pigment that absorb light that is not visible to the naked eye (UV light) and re-emit that light at a visible wavelength. Many molecules are UV reactive and completely non-toxic, quinine in tonic water (as has been pointed out) being one example. -Mike
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