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I painted 2 bikes with glowing paint.

Old 12-31-22, 05:57 PM
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I painted 2 bikes with glowing paint.

Not sure if it is interesting. 2 Motorcycles. Vulcan 800 and Honda VTX1800.
1.Base coat
2.Clear with glow powder x 5 times(?)
3.Clear x 3 times to cover powder bumps.
I used green base and green powder for Vulcan, but for Honda I used different colors base and powder, and yellow bike was glowing blue.

NOTE: FUEL TANK IS YELLOW, BUT IT GLOWS BLUE


BLUE powder, which I used for Honda VTX1800

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Can you post some pictures, I am sure there is some interest.
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And pictures both daytime and nightime

Id also be curious what the glow-time is.
full glow for 20 min, 1/2 at 1 hour, not noticeable after 2 hours etc.

cool project!!
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I would join to the ones before me...
plus a long exposure night pass-by photo
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I would join to the ones before me...
plus a long exposure night pass-by photo
Lattz,
As always, looking for the dramatic.
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Originally Posted by Robvolz View Post
And pictures both daytime and nightime

Id also be curious what the glow-time is.
full glow for 20 min, 1/2 at 1 hour, not noticeable after 2 hours etc.

cool project!!
I don't have the info in front of me, but I did some research on glow paints a few years ago (for a totally different application), they have come a long way from the early (quick fade) days. I recall the good ones were quite pricey, but likely wouldn't be all the much for what you would need for a bike. Also come in a range of colors now not just yellow/green sticky star color.
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1 View Post
Lattz,
As always, looking for the dramatic.
Best, Ben
Hi Ben, Sure
Such things rarely pop up and I think its cool someone did it.
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See videos in post #1
Glowing time and brightness depends on:
1.Number of coats with "magic powder"
2.How you charge paint. Charging with UV light is about 10x faster than common light. Just to give you idea: if you charge it with powerful UV light, it will barely glow after 40 min., after 1 hour there will be no glowing.
Let us say, you ride motorcycle at night to Walmart and park it under brightest light for 30 min. You'll probably get some glow for 20 min or so. Keep in mind, you have to spray around 10 coats with powder. Every next coat will increase glowing.
If you paint bicycle frame, glow can add some value probably.
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We end up doing anything we can to make ourselves more visible for sure. I remember painting my Honda 450 Zinx Chromate Green. Wow... In those days that was a bright color.

Yellow in itself is a good color for visibility. And now we also have Electroluminescent paint too...

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Glowing all the time instructions:
If you want your bike (motorcycle) to glow non-stop, you'll have to install a few UV lights, which is not a big deal, buy UV LEDs
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