UV resistant translucent Paint/Ink

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Mark J

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I am painting my shaped white plastic LGB turnout indicators. The indicators have a light bulb that shines through the plastic to provide visual direction indication. I want to paint the indicators RED & GREEN to illustrate the turnout's direction from a distance. All the inks/paints I've tested seem to quickly wash out in the California sun. Anyone have recommendations for RED and Green paints/inks that will not wash out and yet translucent enough for the light to shine through the color from the light bulb?
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BN Modeller
Could coloured glass be put in instead of plastic?
Sorry, no idea on the uv paint.

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