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post #1 of 37 Old 10-10-2006, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Reflective Vinyl

Anybody ever mess around with this stuff? I got a 2' x 2' square of black, reflective. I'm thinking of applying it to the front fairing and the side panels. I'll post up some pics when done.

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post #2 of 37 Old 10-10-2006, 09:26 PM
 
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Yeah, I've got lots of that stuff. Very expenisive. But I really like the way the Black reflects. I'd love to see what you come up with!
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post #3 of 37 Old 10-10-2006, 09:30 PM
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where are you getting the black relfective? I cant find it!!

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post #4 of 37 Old 10-11-2006, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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I found it at a local sign shop. But like BS said, it's pricey. My 2' x 2' square was about $30.00.

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post #5 of 37 Old 10-11-2006, 12:15 AM
 
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I have bought the cheap and the good 3M brand...only get the 3M and don't mess with the others...HUGE difference on reflectivity.

I bought my 3M black at http://www.reflectivedecals.com/home.htm

Here's some 3M reflective tape... http://www.flighthelmet.com/pages/ms/rtape.htm
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post #6 of 37 Old 10-11-2006, 01:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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Well, I've been working with this stuff for the better of 2 hours. I did a couple panels on the front fairing and then did the side panels. I have to give credit to Patman for inspiration and advice. The funny thing about this stuff is that in direct sunlight, it is jet black. In the fluorescent (sp?) light, it actually shows a bit grey:

This is with no flash:


Sorry about the quality, but it's 11:00 at night! Here is with the flash:



I'm not sure if I'll go further on this or not. I think I'll just let it grow on me for a while, then decide.
Wadda ya think?
Oh, and mine is the 3M. I just got lucky. I didn't know 'til I just looked ops:
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post #7 of 37 Old 10-11-2006, 02:24 AM
 
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Sweet!!!!! Nice work...
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post #8 of 37 Old 10-11-2006, 07:44 AM
 
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nice work on the sidepanel. that looks very sweet. I think I'm going to have to see if I can get some big sheets of that stuff; all I've found is small 2" wide rolls of the stuff at $3 a foot.
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post #9 of 37 Old 10-11-2006, 08:52 AM
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I have bought the cheap and the good 3M brand...only get the 3M and don't mess with the others...HUGE difference on reflectivity.

I bought my 3M black at http://www.reflectivedecals.com/home.htm
I got the stuff for my helmet from this one. Used their standard kit and some of the leftovers to "personalize" my lid a little.


Without flash



With flash


Also did some reflective pin stripes on the side panels, fairing and rear fender, but I don't have any photos handy.

Jamie those big patches on the side panels look great. Should make the ride stand out like a turd in a punchbowl.

Casey

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post #10 of 37 Old 10-11-2006, 10:58 AM
 
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I'm going to put some stripes over the words Acerbis on my new hand guards. I haven't really thought of any other place I'd want to put it just yet... but the helmet thing is a good idea! Maybe I'll cut out a mean pair of eyes for the back of my helmet! :lol:

Jaime, did you cut yours out by hand? If so... super nice work!
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