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#3245514 - 01/12/14 02:22 AM Castrol Edge Professional - Black Light signature
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
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Loc: Oz
Came across this Castrol PDS
http://www.castrol.com/liveassets/bp_internet/castrol/castrol_usa/STAGING/local_assets/downloads/p,q/EDGE_Professional_European_PDS_July_2012.pdf

With the statement
Quote:
The product formulation also contains color that is visible only under a UV light, which represents our
signature of authenticity.


Interested if anyone has some Edge professional and a a black light.

I've got some Magnatec Professional, which showed up a blue/purple, which was the same as Delvac 1330 and Caltex C3.

Penrite Racing 5W-30 glowed green.

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#3245525 - 01/12/14 04:08 AM Re: Castrol Edge Professional - Black Light signature [Re: Shannow]
demarpaint Offline


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That's cool, are people trying to counterfeit it? Or is it for detecting leaks?
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#3245528 - 01/12/14 04:17 AM Re: Castrol Edge Professional - Black Light signature [Re: Shannow]
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I'd say the former...

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#3245533 - 01/12/14 04:55 AM Re: Castrol Edge Professional - Black Light signature [Re: Shannow]
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Interesting!
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#3245595 - 01/12/14 08:20 AM Re: Castrol Edge Professional - Black Light signature [Re: Shannow]
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How long before some ricer comes up with a clear valve cover and appropriate LEDs so they can show this stuff off at night?

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#3245623 - 01/12/14 08:56 AM Re: Castrol Edge Professional - Black Light signature [Re: eljefino]
CHARLIEBRONSON21 Offline


Registered: 08/28/13
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Originally Posted By: eljefino
How long before some ricer comes up with a clear valve cover and appropriate LEDs so they can show this stuff off at night?



I'll take one for the team... Time to go but a rice burner and create transparent motor
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#3245635 - 01/12/14 09:15 AM Re: Castrol Edge Professional - Black Light signature [Re: eljefino]
gregk24 Offline


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Originally Posted By: eljefino
How long before some ricer comes up with a clear valve cover and appropriate LEDs so they can show this stuff off at night?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svjytSjd6g0
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#3245652 - 01/12/14 09:37 AM Re: Castrol Edge Professional - Black Light signature [Re: eljefino]
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Originally Posted By: eljefino
How long before some ricer comes up with a clear valve cover and appropriate LEDs so they can show this stuff off at night?
That would be kind of neat actually. Never thought about something like that before. It would have to be some very tough plastic to withstand heat.
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#3245664 - 01/12/14 09:54 AM Re: Castrol Edge Professional - Black Light signature [Re: eljefino]
JavierG Offline


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Originally Posted By: eljefino
How long before some ricer comes up with a clear valve cover and appropriate LEDs so they can show this stuff off at night?

What's a "ricer"? And why are they called "ricers"?
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#3245690 - 01/12/14 10:18 AM Re: Castrol Edge Professional - Black Light signature [Re: JavierG]
demarpaint Offline


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Originally Posted By: JavierG
Originally Posted By: eljefino
How long before some ricer comes up with a clear valve cover and appropriate LEDs so they can show this stuff off at night?

What's a "ricer"? And why are they called "ricers"?


Ricer-A person who makes unnecessary modifications to their most often import car (hence the term "rice") to make it (mostly make it look) faster.

It typically refers to Japanese cars, but that might depend on where you live?? It's a term I don't use much myself.
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#3245725 - 01/12/14 10:43 AM Re: Castrol Edge Professional - Black Light signature [Re: Shannow]
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I left my black light back in the late 60's and have never looked back wink
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#3245779 - 01/12/14 11:31 AM Re: Castrol Edge Professional - Black Light signature [Re: Shannow]
xxch4osxx Offline


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I have a black light specifically for looking for refrigerant oil leaks in vehicle a/c systems.
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#3247276 - 01/13/14 05:34 PM Re: Castrol Edge Professional - Black Light signature [Re: Shannow]
CHARLIEBRONSON21 Offline


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Use my black light for geocaching but this is cool
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#3247398 - 01/13/14 07:18 PM Re: Castrol Edge Professional - Black Light signature [Re: Shannow]
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The chemical that fluoresces is one of the "tracer" chemicals oil company's use for ID.
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