As promised, we sent out comparison samples of Fluorescent Plasti Dip with and without our Pro FX pigments (Candy Pearl Spectral Pigments) for fade testing.
• Sample # 1 was Plasti Dip Fluorescent Orange.
• Sample # 2 was Plasti Dip Fluorescent Orange mixed with our Pro FX Crimson Red pigment at the recommended ratio of 5 grams per gallon.
Both samples were placed on an instrument called a Fade-Ometer. The Fade-Ometer uses a high intensity UV light to imitate exposure to natural sunlight. The beauty of a Fade-Ometer is that each hour on this machine represents about 1/2 a week of exposure to sunlight.
Each section of the sample is exposed for a specific amount of time to simulate the exposure (and fading) that would occur in the real world. A 75 hour exposure is equal to about 4 months in the real world.
And the results are:
Sample # 1 on the Left, Sample # 2 on the Right.
2 things that amaze us about this test;
- First, how much standard Plasti Dip Fluorescents fade
- Second, how well the combination of Fluorescents and our Pro FX pigments hold up.
Therefore, by mixing in just a small amount of Pro FX pigments (Candy Pearl Spectral Pigments) with Fluorescent Plasti Dip there is little to no colour fade! This shows how the built-in UV stability in our Pro FX pigments will keep the base pigment from fading.
Keep on Dippin!
You can create all sorts of unique finishes using our Pro FX Spectral Pigments and different base colours. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
On examples A & B, we mixed the Pro FX Spectral Pigments directly into the Fluorescent Plasti Dip.
A – Crimson Red Pro FX Pigment and Fluorescent Orange
B – Midnight Purple Galaxy and Fluorescent Purple
On example C, we coated the Fluorescent Base with the Clear Coat/Pigment Mix.
C – Crimson Red Pro FX Pigment in Glossifier over Fluorescent Pink.
So why not try some new combinations and let us know the results? We think you’ll be as surprised (and happy) as we are