Transformers Under Black Lights

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  1. Mrvash104

    Mrvash104 Well-Known Member

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    well hello guys i was wonder if you guys have ever put ur tfs or other figures under an black light other wise known as an UV light to see what effects you get
    here some pics of an few i did last night ....ill add more later on
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    i know there are guys on here who have loads more than me and i would love to see some your out come when your tfs are put under the light
     
  2. Boy Blunder

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    Dude... Anyone with more Beast Machines toys needs to hop on this craziness.

    If I can find my parents old blacklight, I'll see if I can get any shots.
     
  3. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    Better not. Blacklights cause black plastic to yellow.
     
  4. Mrvash104

    Mrvash104 Well-Known Member

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    i know that but thats why i only have under the light for like an min tops
     
  5. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    How can black plastic yellow? XD Call me confused.
     
  6. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    LMAO:wink: 
     
  7. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    I mean, it does seem rather counter-intuitive.
     
  8. Grimmjow

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    It's all about chemical properties. Sounds like there's a chemical in the black dye that reacts with ultraviolet rays to produce the yellowing effect. Not sure what that chemical is though, LOL.
     
  9. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    The dehexilide in the black plastic will cause the yellowing on the black plastic under black light. It's like the parallel effect of white light uv on white plastic. :D 
     
  10. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    Dehexilide is a big word. DX
    I really need to do some more research on how plastic works.
     
  11. Mrvash104

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    what dose yellow black plastic look like ?i never seen black yellow only trhe other colors
     
  12. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    You know what Gold/Silver plastic looks like, with all the swirlies inside it? I imagine yellowed black plastic would still be blackish, but with yellowish swirlies. 8]
     
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    Grimmjow Mr. America

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    @Fishdirt: Dehexilide? Never heard of it, but thanks for letting me know.

    @UnicronFTW: If you think that's a big word, you should see the words I deal with in chemistry, HAHA. Being a junior in high school ain't always all that it's cracked up to be, but at the same time, not as bad as some say.
     
  14. Mrvash104

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    actually that might look cool on some figs but ill need to see an pic of it before i can say anything about it
     
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    Abrogate Nondescript Former Poster

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    the reason "black plastic yellowing" doesn't sound right is because yellowing is a fan term. the proper term would be "black plastic photodegrades"
     
  16. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    Ah yes, I forgot. After the discovery of it I stopped putting my transformers under black lights and lost track of it.
     
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    ok ok i see what u mean but how much time would it take for u to even start to see signs of yellowing of anykind ?
     
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    Mrvash104 Well-Known Member

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    thats awesome !!!! and i love the displayed case
     
  20. knightmare6

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    Awesome display case! I want to eventually get one, but no room in my apartment :/
    Luckily I don't have too many figures, but still!
     

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