Join Date: May 2006
Location: Chattanooga, TN USA
Re: Where to get old school RG/Jem colors done? (desert yellow!)
Theres not glow in the dark clear, rather a glow in the dark powder (Kinda like pearl) that you mix into the clear....to be totally honest with you your not suppose to mix ANYTHING into clear other than hardner and reducer.....just think about it like this.....ever think about what would happen if you put the glow in the dark powder into the clear and you got a run???? Or a piece of trash u needed to pick out, etc.....Even if you sanded the run smooth you would still have ran the glow in the dark powder pigment so basically you would see the run differently than the rest of the guitar in the dark. What you want to do, and suppose to do (As stated in the P Sheets (Spraying & Mixing Instructions)) is put the glow in the dark powder into a clear base coat, or what you would call an "Intercoat" clear.....I think this is called KC-100 in House of Kolors line, but don't quote me on that (I use PPG's, which is called D895) its not clear coat, its base coat without any pigment in it.....its also called base maker, it dries in about 5-15 mins and goes on like a base coat, this is what u put pearl on with, or flakes, and glow in the dark pigment.....its also whats used to make Base Coats, its the Binder that chemically holds the pigments and resins all together. Once it has dried THEN you would put your clear coat on. Adding things into clear coat, such as pearl, glow in the dark concentrate, etc also will dull the clear slighty b/c ur adding a pigment to something that has no pigment, thats why when Intercoat clear, i.e basemaker or binder is added to a base coat the base coat will dry to a flat dull finish rather than a shiny one....ever wonder why it does that.....its b/c the Binder dulls it, so you don't want to add stuff like that to clear coat unless u want it to be dulled, the more u put the duller it gets.
The glow in the dark stuff is pretty cool, but it doesn't glow for that long unless its subjected to light regularly. It is visible in the day light, it looks like a pale yellow in the day light, kinda like the luminous markers on your watch.....so in a way that kind of stinks if you don't want to see them in the day, but they also make it in a pale blue which glows blue, a pale pink which glows kinda reddish and a few other colors, basically they look like pastel colors in the daylight, but u wouldn't be able to tell that unless u put it over white..........I've had some before, its pretty neat, I did a pearl white guitar then taped up some ghost flames and then sprayed a coat over the flames....you couldn't see the flames during the day AT ALL b/c I just dusted on one light coat, but they would appear in the dark, it was pretty cool. The stuff is pretty expensive tho, last time I checked it was around $80 for like 4 ounces, a little bit goes a long way tho.
Last edited by PatrickSimsCustomShopUSA; 09-02-2006 at 10:27 AM.