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Glow-in-the-Dark Car

Phosphorous paint!
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My wife and I got into a discussion the other day about what color car we wanted. When I jokeingly said a glow-in-the-dark car I got to thinking, why not? Why can I not have a car with phosphorous paint? Sure, in the day time it would be a citrus drink color, and at night it would only be brighter, but I still think the idea is neat. Think about the accidents that can be avoided, and if there was an accident the other guy can't say, "I didn't see them."
barnzenen, Dec 28 2000

Glow-in-the-dark Car http://www.artinthedark.com/car/car1.htm
By David Ray's company "Art In The Dark", in cooperation with Sergai Mars. They sound like they're willing to license their technolgy. [jutta, Dec 28 2000]

Glow Car http://glowinc.com/...-dark/glow-car.aspx
A proposal on how to actually do this. [talldave, Jul 23 2008]


       But he could say "I was distracted by it."   

       Most phosphorescent materials never seem to glow as brightly or for as long as I'd like, so usually they're just an ugly shade of an unpleasant color.
centauri, Dec 28 2000

       For small values of 'cool'...
StarChaser, Dec 29 2000

       Of course, you'd have to watch out for rednecks/UFO conspiracy theorists with shotguns.
nick_n_uit, Feb 28 2001

       A whole car can easily be done with a glow-in-the-dark powder coat, for relatively cheap. Just pull off the body panels and take 'em in.
oldbluehonda, Sep 05 2001

       I bet you'd be able to keep this glowing - it would recharge a little bit every time you passed under a streetlight.
Worldgineer, Apr 06 2004

       I have always wanted a car like this for about 10 years. +
sartep, Apr 06 2004

       It would make it much easier to find your car in the grocery store parking lot at night...
Hunter79764, Jun 21 2006

       I like it, but I think it would attract thieves.
BJS, Jun 21 2006

       Try painting the glow pigments over a white base, for starters, and use plenty of them. White will allow the phosphorescents to absorb more energy and last longer after dark.
paintwithpearl, Jul 23 2008

       There are some really pretty colors that glow in the dark pigments have these days. Some reds and some violets. There should be some that would look nice on a car.
talldave, Jul 23 2008


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