Skulduggery
Skulduggery

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Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
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Posted:Where can I get fairly cheap UV paints/fabric dyes?
Years ago I painted a large white awning with multi coloured UV lizards in sunglasses. Sadly the awning was in my brothers garage when it flooded and is now just a mud stained mildewed mess.

The place I got the original uv paints from has closed down and everywhere else I have looked charges the earth for them.

I'd like to make another one because it made finding your tent at festivals so much easier and it offered shelter if it really piddled down.


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Pyrolific
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Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Member Since: 10th Jan 2001
Total posts: 3288
Posted:well as someone who has been making UV decor for psytrance parties for years, I've never found a cheap supplier. we always water our stuff down with a suitable mixer.

fluro fabric dye would be cool - never seen it tho...it obviously must exist??

Josh


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lunernia
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Member Since: 24th Aug 2004
Total posts: 110
Posted:john lewis sells paints and dyes at 'ok' prices if that helps?!?

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PyroWill
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Posted:oddballs is ok little bit expensive and naturally more helpful if u happen to be making your way to london

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NOn
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Location: ffidrac
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Posted:I saw.... now was it UV or fluorescent?..... paint anyway.... pretty sure it was uv, in the Maplins catalogue. i don't think it was fabric paint just normal postery type paint.... oh it might have been glow in the dark.... i can't remember.... but Maplins Electronics if you want to look, there's one in Cardiff on city road biggrin

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NOn
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Posted:oh... it's glow paint. sorry... but here is the link anyway in case you want glowing lizards too biggrin

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?Modu...D=&doy=7m10


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NOn
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Posted:wait, i don't think i understand, do you mean uv as in glows under UV light - in which case you need a uv torch... or UV as in just glowy of it's own accord??

did just find this though... covers both options methinks...

http://www.glowshop.com/en-gb/dept_381.html


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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

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Location: Wales
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Posted:Thanks Non. Its the UV I wanted but the glow looks cool too.

Durbs gave me a link to some on eBay earlier. 9 colours and a uv bulb for 30 which isn't a bad deal.

Thanks everyone that replied.


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NOn
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Posted:mmm... glow look great, i might get some... if you notice a eerie sort of radioactive style glow over the skies of Cardiff anytime soon, it could be my house biggrin

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Rainbow Bright
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Location: Bournemouth,UK
Member Since: 13th Aug 2004
Total posts: 44
Posted:I luuuurve uv stuff!
Ive got uv colours in my braids,and a uv light in my car! ubblove


More colourful than a box of crayons!

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Melemel
Melemel

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Location: South-west,UK
Member Since: 26th Jul 2004
Total posts: 114
Posted:Hi all...
i used to paint UV backdrops for clubs and parties - and i found the absolute cheapest way to do it was to get childrens ready-mix fluorescent paint, then mix it with PVA glue to make it waterproof. So thats about 1 for the paint and also v cheap for the glue (big tubs in B&Q). It can be a bit gloopy to paint with tho..
For better results, try system 3 acrylic fluoro paint - cheapest place ive found is on www.artdiscount.co.uk. Also theres Rosco theatre paints which are really bright and u can get invisible white too, but its weelll pricey.


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Skulduggery
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Posted:Thanks Melemel, nice idea!

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Spanner
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Posted:Have you tried searching for Pebeo paint? Don't know if they do UV but they seem to do everything else smile

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