I have bought some of Greenled's GID rings, and have been reading the posts regarding glow powder and/or paint, and am becoming fascinated by the possibilities. I am trying to track down some of the small-diameter tubing, and have several questions that haven't been answered in what I read.
1. Which is brighter and glows longer; the powder, or paint?
2. DIY glow rings: It seems it would be much less trouble to use a syringe to inject the paint into a piece if tubing, and make O rings that way rather than using the powder. Yes? No?
3. I've got a Diamond 3 Watt drop-in in my mag 3D, and I'm thinking that the large flat surface the emitter is mounted on would make a great place to apply the paint, but it is a part of the small heat-sink area of the module, so would painting it mess up the heat sinking capability?
4, It seems there are edges on the bezels of most of my lights that would lend themselves to GID paint. How durable are the paints, and are they as brilliant and long-glowing as the powder would be, mixed with epoxy and applied ?
5. Is it necessary to use more than one coat of glow paint for brighter/longer-lasting glow?
6, Is solvent or water-based paint better or more durable?