+boisestate Posted November 20, 2017 Share Posted November 20, 2017 Any forum users have experience using UV paint in a cache placement? We are considering adding a UV element to parts of a new multi-cache we are building and would like to hear from those who have experience with this. UV paint does not need to be included, we just thought it could add a fun element. We have some experience finding a few UV lab caches that required a UV flashlight to find a hidden code...we thought they were super fun. Those lab caches were found at dusk and at night. A few questions: 1) Maintenance...how often do you need to re-apply the UV paint? I have read that direct sunlight will wear out the UV paint quicker. 2) To read the UV paint (using UV flashlight) do you need full darkness (night) or can it be read during daylight in shaded areas (i.e. UV paint on a rock under a shaded tree – during the day). 3) How much will the UV element reduce cache traffic? Not all cachers have UV flashlights so this will deter some from even attempting the cache. 4) If you are a CO to a UV cache...would you do it again? Thanks for any help here. Please feel free to add any other insights. Quote Link to comment
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