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Fluorescent dye  (Read 8425 times)
« on: May 11, 2010, 03:16:35 pm »

I thought there was some info on here regarding dyes, but I cannot find anything regarding fluorescent dye.  I need to dye some foam, and want it to be red or pink under blacklight.  I have spray painted it before, but was not really happy with the results (tends to flake off after a while). 
Chris Arveson
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2010, 03:53:29 pm »

Although not a dye, you might check out Jacquard Textile colors http://www.jacquardproducts.com/products/paints/textilecolors/ to see if you think their product might work.
Shawn Sorrell
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2010, 05:51:16 am »

I don't think that normally you can get dyes that are florescent under black light. I would try Chris's suggestion of the fabric paints. They should be much more flexible so shouldn't flake off on you as bad.
Out of the Box Puppets
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2010, 06:16:51 am »

Here's a good source for dye information.

I'm not sure if any of the dyes will work on foam.

Billy D. Fuller
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2010, 06:40:55 am »

Sorry for chiming in late just out of the hospital again.......................... You may be able to find some acid base dyes at Dharma trading. They have a couple of flourese colors in fuchsia and yellow.

Billy D.
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2010, 06:18:55 pm »

Thanks Billy, that's what I was looking for. I ordered some and will try it.

« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2010, 08:34:26 pm »

Dyed the foam today. So far so good!
Billy D. Fuller
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2010, 08:53:29 pm »

Dyed the foam today. So far so good!

Pictures please

Billy D.
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2010, 03:02:55 pm »

Billy - will take pictures when I finish.  The pink (fuschia) does fluoresce, not as well as some other stuff I have used. Not sure how far away you can put the blacklights and have it show up. I will have to figure it out.
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