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vanaru
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:22 pm    Post subject: day light Reply with quote

hardly noticeable during the day. white on white paint.

The Maryland state flag is a work of art!...i have always liked it. so maybe.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put some 3M SOLAS reflective tape on the back of the tailgate and back of the cab in the bed of the truck because the tailgate blocks the taillights when it is down. That stuff is so bright that when you flash it with a flashlight that it is blinding.
I wouldn't use that particular type of reflective tape on the outside of the van.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Reflective side tape Reply with quote

Inspired by a few folks here, I added reflective tape to my van to increase visibility:

To the slider and front doors to reflect when they’re open. Also red tape to the corners of the RMW Twin Peaks bumper...
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To the bottom of the rear hatch and RMW swing outs...
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The product I used is called ORALITE 4" High-Intensity Retro-Reflective (Conspicuity) Tapes. The website below says it’s designed/approved for use on fire and EMS vehicles. I bought it back in 2012 and put it on some motorcycles and it still works well 7 years later. A 4” x 15’ piece was $40 back in 2012 and it’s $39 today.

I cut it with a utility knife and a straight edge.

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This is where I bought it. They also sell several varieties of 3M tape including Solas.
http://www.identi-tape.com/hi-intensity4.htm

Here’s some of the tape after seven years of use.
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Next up: LED roadside “flares”.

Does anyone have any good recommendations? I’m looking at these but imagine there may be better versions to consider.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YDNV42F/ref=psdc_9002296011_t2_B07P11KCB6
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