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Re: purple glass pumped red

Posted By: SVP Neon Equipment
Date: Wednesday, 16 April 2008, at 4:09 p.m.

In Response To: purple glass pumped red (Juan)


> Problem ;
> I made a new unit to replace a broken letter
> in an exposed neon sign .
> Problem is the color of new unit is not even
> close to the rest of the letters in the
> sign.
> glass is purple pumped with red gas(neon),
> the sign is several years old.
> Checked color of glass on broken unit with
> uv light.
> any advice will be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks
> Juan

Hi Juan,

Purple with red gas is not a very stable color. The original color degrades rather quickly and looks more like white glass with red gas. That is what some shops are using for these older repairs of purple with red: A shade of white with red gas. I have not done any in a long time, but if I recall correctly 4500 white with red gas is a close match. Someone out there who does repairs on a regular basis may have a better suggestion. Good luck.

Mark


SVP Neon Equipment

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