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Old Jan 13, 2016, 03:59 PM
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stopping neon covering from discoloration.

Does anyone know of a way to stop neon covering from discoloration from sun light? I would like to find a way to keep color bright and not fade. Some kind of spray paint,or whatever?PLEASE help if you can.
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Old Jan 14, 2016, 07:28 AM
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Some UV resistant clear coat may help.

I believe that Krylon clear is UV resistant.

Krylon isn't glow or gas resistant, so, in my opinion, it isn't suitable for these models.
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Old Jan 14, 2016, 11:02 AM
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Unfortunately that would be self defeating. "Neon", or as they're more correctly called fluorescent colors work by absorbing ultraviolet wavelengths, then releasing this energy by emitting it in the visible wavelengths, just like a fluorescent light. so preventing the UV from reaching the dye would basically be turning off the switch; the 'neon' would no longer glow.

Unfortunately the same UV wavelengths that power the dye's glow also breaks down the dye itself. Your best bet it to keep the plane covered when not flying it.
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Old Jan 15, 2016, 12:18 PM
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Thanks for infro, did not know it took UV light to make color? Looks like my wife will be making me a Plane Cover if I can get her to do it.
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