I think it needs more colour...

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Re: I think it needs more colour...

Postby mbrST1100 » 10 Apr 2014, 21:07

Invested like 8 quid on some yellow reflective vinyl-sheeting from a UK supplier, at 60x30cm quite large pieces.
http://www.ebay.at/itm/320965455387?var ... 1497.l2649

Will establish shapes and apply once it grows a bit warmer outside...
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Re: I think it needs more colour...

Postby mbrST1100 » 19 Apr 2014, 22:21

Turns out that in daylight this foil is quite on the amber side...

Should I go with lime-yellow or even fluor-lime?

What's used on UK EMT bikes? The true reflective foils are rather thick, thus hard to apply on them curvy fairing parts...
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Re: I think it needs more colour...

Postby The Hound » 19 Apr 2014, 23:56

3M Scotchlite or Reflexite (a bit thinner) for retro-reflective, and 3M fluorescent (usually Scotchcal). Reflexite doesn't needs edge-sealing, but Scotchlite is a bit brighter.
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Re: I think it needs more colour...

Postby mbrST1100 » 20 Apr 2014, 13:25

Found some Reflexite Daybright, their asking 120,- for it...

http://shop.design112.de/Reflektierende ... me-762-mm-
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Re: I think it needs more colour...

Postby Pan Rider Jack » 20 Apr 2014, 13:37

If you just want metre long strips .... http://www.spservices.co.uk/item/Brand_ ... 224_2.html
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Re: I think it needs more colour...

Postby mbrST1100 » 20 Apr 2014, 13:39

Thanx... 15cm won't cover the pannier lids...
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Re: I think it needs more colour...

Postby Pan Rider Jack » 21 Apr 2014, 21:52

mbrST1100 wrote:Thanx... 15cm won't cover the pannier lids...

Depends on if you are looking for a complete covering or just wide bands
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Re: I think it needs more colour...

Postby mbrST1100 » 01 May 2014, 11:23

Think I' getting there:
Reflexite® VC 612 Flexibright Fluor Lime... http://www.orafol.com/rs/australia/en/p ... lexibright
A tat expensive though: 775x1000mm € 200,- + P&P...
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Reflexite® Daybright VC 312 Mine Spec: http://shop.design112.de/Reflektierende ... me-762-mm-
Seems to be pretty much the same, a bit cheaper...

The problem with the standard yellow: while not lit it appears pretty dark, amber, dark orange... thus more like http://www.cat.com/...
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Will fluor lime with some B/W chequer tape get along??
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Re: I think it needs more colour...

Postby mbrST1100 » 03 May 2014, 13:51

ALright, Reflexite® Daybright VC 312 is in the mail... once applied it'll probably causes eye-cancer to spectators 8-)
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Re: I think it needs more colour...

Postby mbrST1100 » 19 May 2014, 16:24

hmm, that fluor lime a tat too green... looks odd on white background... and it clashes with the bright yellow in the "French Chevrons" on the tail...
But that Reflexlight looks really neat under hard light/incidence...

So I'm still in search of some high reflective fluor yellow... :?

Silver/black checker tapes have arrived, 50mm and 25mm... maybe as border on top and/or bottom of the fluor yellow on the sides (thanks for that suggestion)
Will have to align them with the levelling-laser to get a straight line from front fairing over pannier lids.
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