Neon or Glow In The Dark Paint For Cloudy Speedruns

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One of my favorite spots to speedrun also has a park about 2 miles down the perfect stretch of straight road I use, so normally during the week I can only get a handful of runs in after work when most people are done at the park. I have been toying with the idea of painting my limitless body's roof white then topping with glow in the dark paint to enhance visibility. I assume I could use some sort of RC led lights, but I already have so many wires its getting a bit chaotic. I've also had good luck using neon green duct tape in 6" strips on the front and top as well, but would rather not keep buying rolls of duct tape. Any ideas from anyone else finding some of their runs not being in the best lighting conditions would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I haven’t tested this yet but I plan to run it on a small 3S LiPO. I also wired a switch so I can turn it on and off via the transmitter.
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I know you said you didn't want more wires but bruh.....
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It's just so bright, I swear it's like my limitless has high beams lol.

Not gonna lie that does look really good. Famous last words of mine in this hobby are “one last pass” or “I’m not gonna buy that yet.” Looks like I’m getting wire sleeves off Amazon to store additional wires lol.
I haven’t tested this yet but I plan to run it on a small 3S LiPO. I also wired a switch so I can turn it on and off via the transmitter. View attachment 216885

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That paint job is awesome. I think it’s probably way above my pre school art abilities though lol. That’s an awesome idea. I’ll have to follow your progress on it. Off the topic of paint jobs and lights how do you like the perfect pass? I’ve been on the fence about it. Looks good but wanted to get my throttle control better as a noob before I go electronic.
 

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One of my favorite spots to speedrun also has a park about 2 miles down the perfect stretch of straight road I use, so normally during the week I can only get a handful of runs in after work when most people are done at the park. I have been toying with the idea of painting my limitless body's roof white then topping with glow in the dark paint to enhance visibility. I assume I could use some sort of RC led lights, but I already have so many wires its getting a bit chaotic. I've also had good luck using neon green duct tape in 6" strips on the front and top as well, but would rather not keep buying rolls of duct tape. Any ideas from anyone else finding some of their runs not being in the best lighting conditions would be greatly appreciated.
My daughter uses glow powder for her epoxy stuff. Got it off of Amazon. At some point I’m going to clear paint windows on a body, sprinkle the powder on and cover it with another coat of clear. Just for fun. Your post reminded me that I want to do that And who knows, maybe the idea will work for you🙃
 
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My daughter uses glow powder for her epoxy stuff. Got it off of Amazon. At some point I’m going to clear paint windows on a body, sprinkle the powder on and cover it with another coat of clear. Just for fun. Your post reminded me that I want to do that And who knows, maybe the idea will work for you🙃
That’s a good idea too. I believe that stuff is really bright if you charge it with sunlight or UV light. I wonder if it’s paint soluble. If so perhaps mixing it with white paint and spraying it for like a glowly flaky white?? Not sure how that would work lol
 

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That’s a good idea too. I believe that stuff is really bright if you charge it with sunlight or UV light. I wonder if it’s paint soluble. If so perhaps mixing it with white paint and spraying it for like a glowly flaky white?? Not sure how that would work lol
I was going to spray it with Tamyia clear sprinkle the powder on and then spray another coat over it. No idea if it’ll work or not. Probably not now that I think of it.
 

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That paint job is awesome. I think it’s probably way above my pre school art abilities though lol. That’s an awesome idea. I’ll have to follow your progress on it. Off the topic of paint jobs and lights how do you like the perfect pass? I’ve been on the fence about it. Looks good but wanted to get my throttle control better as a noob before I go electronic.

Thanks man. And don’t be fooled, pre school art abilities are perfect for this paint job. All you do is dip a paint brush in some black lexan paint and start whipping the brush around on the clear body. You then just paint yellow over it, then back that color with white so the yellow pops.

Haven’t tried the Perfect Pass yet. I ran this car pretty much stock, hit 101mph, then tore it down for a rebuild. Haven’t had a chance to run it just yet.

At first I didn’t want to use the Perfect Pass so I could concentrate on throttle control, but between work and family I have very little time to actually run the car so when I do run it, I’d like to be as fast as possible.
 
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Thanks man. And don’t be fooled, pre school art abilities are perfect for this paint job. All you do is dip a paint brush in some black lexan paint and start whipping the brush around on the clear body. You then just paint yellow over it, then back that color with white so the yellow pops.

Haven’t tried the Perfect Pass yet. I ran this car pretty much stock, hit 101mph, then tore it down for a rebuild. Haven’t had a chance to run it just yet.

At first I didn’t want to use the Perfect Pass so I could concentrate on throttle control, but between work and family I have very little time to actually run the car so when I do run it, I’d like to be as fast as possible.
Perfectly understandable. I didn't think it was that easy to make the body look like that. Fair enough. Thank you for the insight. I wish I pulled the trigger on the last perfect on amazon a few weeks ago. I was kind of on the fence, but it def is key to hitting the highest speed possible for sure. ETA on amazon is now mid June, so I guess I'll have a month or so to work on my throttle control lol.
I was going to spray it with Tamyia clear sprinkle the powder on and then spray another coat over it. No idea if it’ll work or not. Probably not now that I think of it.
I think it could. I believe if you were to leave it in a window or on a patio in direct sun. I also hear UV lights charge that glow stuff up decently too. I'd be interested in the results. I think it would def do something at least lol.
 

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Perfectly understandable. I didn't think it was that easy to make the body look like that. Fair enough. Thank you for the insight. I wish I pulled the trigger on the last perfect on amazon a few weeks ago. I was kind of on the fence, but it def is key to hitting the highest speed possible for sure. ETA on amazon is now mid June, so I guess I'll have a month or so to work on my throttle control lol.

I think it could. I believe if you were to leave it in a window or on a patio in direct sun. I also hear UV lights charge that glow stuff up decently too. I'd be interested in the results. I think it would def do something at least lol.
I have a clear stock Vorteks body I was thinking of trying it on. I’ve got a dozen colors to play with lol. Yup UV light charges it well. I’ll probably try it. Worst case scenario it doesn’t work and I put black vinyl on the windows.
 

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Perfectly understandable. I didn't think it was that easy to make the body look like that. Fair enough. Thank you for the insight. I wish I pulled the trigger on the last perfect on amazon a few weeks ago. I was kind of on the fence, but it def is key to hitting the highest speed possible for sure. ETA on amazon is now mid June, so I guess I'll have a month or so to work on my throttle control lol.
I will say that fluorescent paints are a bit harder to use then standard colors. The paint particles are a little larger. I’d describe it as dusty if that makes sense. You’ll have to do a lot of very lite coats for the paint to stick on the lexan. It’s easy, but you just have to be aware and remain patient.
 

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Just picked up some $2 glow in the dark yellow paint at Walmart from their little art section. I let it charge under a desk light for about 30 min when I had dinner and it was glowing pretty bright in a dark bathroom. Going to paint the windows and top white then put a few coats of that on and charge it up outside and see how she glows.
 

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So I put my pre school art abilities to the test last night and I gotta say I think it’ll work. Probably one of the ugliest paint jobs on the forum, but with only 2 coats and minimal charge time she’s glowing well in a pitch black bathroom.
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Think I'm going to charge it under my LED aquarium lights setup to emulate ideal sunlight spectrums. Want to get at least 5-6 coats down and see how it looks outside. Other than my tragic artistic abilities it should work decently. The top of the body was already scraped clean of paint from a nasty GRP blow out that resulted in a 50 yard roof slide down the street, so I didn't even bother taping lines or making it super neat. Figure I'll be going the GT body route in the near future here. More than likely FC100.
 
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