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Fluorescent dye Posted by MsPuppet on May 11, 2010
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). 
Help!
Re: Fluorescent dye Posted by Chris Arveson on May 11, 2010
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.
Re: Fluorescent dye Posted by Shawn on May 12, 2010
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.
Re: Fluorescent dye Posted by Out of the Box Puppets on May 12, 2010
Here's a good source for dye information.
http://www.pburch.net/drupal/?q=node/627

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

Julie
Re: Fluorescent dye Posted by Billy D. Fuller on May 12, 2010
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.
http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/9236231-AA.shtml

Billy D.
Re: Fluorescent dye Posted by MsPuppet on May 12, 2010
Thanks Billy, that's what I was looking for. I ordered some and will try it.

Re: Fluorescent dye Posted by MsPuppet on May 20, 2010
Dyed the foam today. So far so good!
Re: Fluorescent dye Posted by Billy D. Fuller on May 20, 2010
Posted by: MsPuppet on May 20, 2010
Dyed the foam today. So far so good!

Pictures please

Billy D.
Re: Fluorescent dye Posted by MsPuppet on May 21, 2010
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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