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Offline Darryl Keighley

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Uv blast
« on: 04/28/18 19:50 UTC »
Hi i'm only just starting out and looking at uv blast should it be added before heating or doesn't matter when , and how much should be added to 200ml of plastisol or does that depend on the colour you are using ,  and does it affect a fluro colour in any way ? Thanks in advance Cheers Darryl

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Re: Uv blast
« Reply #1 on: 04/28/18 22:14 UTC »
Welcome to the Do-It forums Darryl!

You'll want to add the uv blast to the raw plastic when you mix a batch. I haven't got a metric conversion handy to ounces but I use a small blob of the powder about the size of a regular paper-match head per 4 ounces. I add the uv enhancer to every batch of plastic I make regardless of the color.

I don't feel it does anything to better a fluorescent color. Both the fluorescent color and uv blast respond to the invisible uv portion of white light. Under a black light the uv enhanced, non-fluorescent, plastic will appear to glow about as bright as a fluorescent color without the enhancement. The difference is the fluorescent colors show their color while the uv blast is generally invisible to human sight but will show up as a blue-purple glow when exposed to black light.

You can tell when you've over-dosed the uv blast in plastic by the bluish tinge it will give the plastic. If you are seeing this cut back by about 1/2 of what you added that caused the plastic to "blue" and try again. Personally I think most people add too much. A little of this stuff goes a super long way.

Again.....welcome to the site. Enjoy!

Offline Darryl Keighley

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Re: Uv blast
« Reply #2 on: 04/28/18 22:46 UTC »
Thankyou so much for the information , answers all my questions and yes i have found that with colours and glitter a little does alot thankyou once again .Cheers Darryl

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Re: Uv blast
« Reply #3 on: 04/29/18 06:47 UTC »
Welcome to the forum Daryl. And I hope you get as much enjoyment out of making your own bait’s as I do.
« Last Edit: 05/19/18 07:42 UTC by WALLEYE WACKER »

Offline Darryl Keighley

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Re: Uv blast
« Reply #4 on: 05/01/18 06:16 UTC »
Thankyou i do very easy to get addicted to and great when you catch fish on your own creations !!

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Re: Uv blast
« Reply #5 on: 05/01/18 19:55 UTC »
Hello and Welcome Darryl!

Offline Darryl Keighley

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Re: Uv blast
« Reply #6 on: 05/06/18 19:57 UTC »
Thankyou !