It’s late, and you’re lost in a sea of cars trying to remember where you parked. If only your vehicle had a glow-in-the-dark antenna to make it easier to find, you wouldn’t be in this situation. Faced with just such a problem himself, Instructables user [botzendesign] has put together a handy tutorial to do just that.
[botzendesign] first removed the antenna and lightly abraded it to help the three coats adhesion promoter do its job. A white base coat of vehicle primer was applied — lightly, so it doesn’t crack over time — and once it had set, three coats of Plasti Dip followed. Before that had a chance to dry, he started applying the glow-in-the-dark powder, another coat of Plasti Dip, repeating four more times to ensure the entire antenna had an even coat of the photo-luminescent powder and then letting it dry for 24 hours.
[botzendesign] says his antenna will glow for two to three hours — but he adds that it really depends on what powder you use. While this doesn’t help you out during the day, it adds a touch of flair to your vehicle and might save you some frustration at night.
If you’re more partial to glow-in-the-dark art, check out this electrically burned wood that is filled with phosphorescent resin.
[Thanks for the submission, Eric Strebel!]