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#1 six-five-two

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 05:27 PM

Sorry but there is no pictures.

A few days ago I had a nerf war with friends. Bullets were everywhere in my house and today, my dad found one of my dart tag bullets (because it is indoor and we don't want stefans or anything to dent walls) in the thing ontop of a window (it is a small ledge on the window that can raise up in down opening and closing the window) anyways.... the dart tag dart was... white! It was quite cool, I don't know if the colour would return or not but I may try it with FBR soon to see if I change it to white FBR. Just kind of cool I guess. If this has been done before, sorry.
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#2 Cmdrmack

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 05:31 PM

The dye used to color the foam in stock darts fades when left in sunlight, I have not noticed a similar trend with either Frost King Foam or FA24's red FBR.

If it works for you though, good on you.
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#3 CaptainSlug

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 05:34 PM

No, that dart simply had two recessive genes and is now an albino dart. :|





You didn't know that ultraviolet light can bleach things? The FBR used to make stefans is color set using a pigment in the plastic that won't fade as readily under UV light.

Edited by CaptainSlug, 19 June 2007 - 05:39 PM.

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 05:34 PM

So, how I understood it was that you left the dart in direct sun light for three days, that's it? Or was there something I missed. If you just did that, then it just faded.
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#5 NerfFreak

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 06:28 PM

Couldn't you just buy white FBR?
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Posted 19 June 2007 - 06:35 PM

Couldn't you just buy white FBR?

The only white FBR I found was very dense and stiff. Every dart I made from it fishtailed or was very, very inaccurate.
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Posted 19 June 2007 - 07:39 PM

This has happened to me too. I don't like to do it because I worry about it compromising the foam itself, but it may not. It's just a cosmetic difference, but do it if it makes you happy. :(
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Posted 19 June 2007 - 09:30 PM

Couldn't you just buy white FBR?



I've got some. We'll see how well it does come next weekend.
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#9 Shralla

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 10:40 PM

Why not just buy red FBR from Forsaken?
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#10 Shadow 92

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 11:23 PM

Why not just buy red FBR from Forsaken?

I think he's doing this for cosmetic reasons and not just so he has an easier time finding his darts.

I've "sun-bleached" a couple of my darts before on accident. I have yet to notice any huge change in performance.
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#11 Fireshot

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 11:35 PM

Rain does the same thing to taggers.
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Posted 20 June 2007 - 12:52 AM

Yeah, Iv will deteriorate the foam if it's left too long. Just like UV eventually destroys polyurethane foam.
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