I had the same problem with laundry detergent. I then tried RIT whitener and am very pleased with the glow.
Is the material 100% cotton? Cotton works best.
Regular laundry detergents work fine since bluing is already in them (I soak mine in a bucket of warm water and detergent overnight then rinse it but not too much) . Rit makes a fabric whitener that does the same thing and works very well.
I have also gutted highlighter type markers and soaked the guts in warm water overnight to extract the florescent dye. You can then soak the cheesecloth or put it in a spray bottle to highlight specific areas.
Do you have a video of yours with the strobe light? I'd love to see it in action. Does it take away from the blacklight effect?I tried that too and found out the whiter the better, so soak in 1 cup bleach to 2 gal. of water, if that is not what you want. I put mine under a strob light, the movement effects are awesome.
Great Vid! I am in the same boat with my 10 year old son... he has decided to not TOT this year and wants to be part of the yard scene with the other people we have...gotta love that! Think back to when you were a kid...was there anything that would stop you from TOTing except a raining cats and dogs? Times have changed lolFinally got my FCG mounted and did a trial run last night. Still need to play with the draping a little, maybe shred it along the bottom (is also dragging on the floor), but she (or maybe a he?) seemed to run nicely the first time around.
My son is ecstatic. I don't think he wants to go trick-or-treating now. just wants to stay home and see people's reactions!
I'm debating on whether I should paint the head with some flouresent paint to make it stand out. I used a styrofoam skull, not the wig form you see a lot of. Thoughts?
YouTube - Flying Crank Ghost - Maiden Voyage
tried the rit whitener withcheese cloth and it wasnt very bright, im now looking here for better ideasThanks, I actually looked for the RIT whitener but store was out at the time. Guess I'll try again. But the highlighter idea sounds like fun, I'll probably try that too.