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March 22, 2006 2:45:00 PM

I have now finished building my comp and want to add some style to it.
i have a pair of 12inch UV lights installed but nothing is uv reactive in my case yet.
I want to add my own design and want to use UV paints.
Does anyone know a good place to get UV paint in the UK?
Do you have to use a special type of UV Paint?
Do you need to use undercoats and varnish?
I have no experience with UV paints so any info would be great.

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March 22, 2006 3:35:06 PM

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I have now finished building my comp and want to add some style to it.
i have a pair of 12inch UV lights installed but nothing is uv reactive in my case yet.
I want to add my own design and want to use UV paints.
Does anyone know a good place to get UV paint in the UK?
Do you have to use a special type of UV Paint?
Do you need to use undercoats and varnish?
I have no experience with UV paints so any info would be great.


I dunno where to get them in the UK, but here in the US, I've found them at hardware stores, paint stores, craft shops, etc. I've used the recommended primers before and they didn't seem to enhance adhesion. On the down side, the primer did make the UV glow duller. So recently, I just bought a metal surface cleaner at a paint store and used that instead of a primer. It worked great. I have not tried varnishing over any UV paints. I would ask the sales people at the paint store for advice there.
March 23, 2006 1:14:15 PM

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March 23, 2006 2:12:50 PM

google this: black light paint in the uk 8)
March 23, 2006 5:37:25 PM

You can get UV Clear Coat paint in different colors from Frozencpu.com - FYI, they also sell other UV reactive products, lighting, pre-modded cases, liquid cooling, etc.
March 24, 2006 7:30:10 AM

could i use uv nail varnish there for taking out the need to varnish the paint?
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