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Old 10-09-2014, 08:56 PM   #1
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Added 3M Reflective film to Vario side cases

I finally got around to adding some reflective decals to my vario side cases. I purchased 3m Reflective Graphite film from Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Motorcycle-Ref...ive+motorcycle

I cut some strips out and am happy with the results. They are really noticeable when you shine a light on them.


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Old 10-09-2014, 09:00 PM   #2
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I like it. Gonna order some for mine. Nice.


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Old 10-10-2014, 02:03 AM   #3
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Very nice result.
I ve done the same with mine but not with 3M tape.
As a result the tape is not very (or at all) reflective.
I might have to redo it with some proper tape.
cheers for the info
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Old 10-10-2014, 08:44 AM   #4
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Is that just 2 sheets (1 order)?


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Old 10-10-2014, 09:24 AM   #5
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The kit I ordered from Amazon came with 2 sheets

http://www.amazon.com/Motorcycle-Ref...ive+motorcycle

To make the design I did I only used 2/3 of 1 sheet.
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Old 10-10-2014, 09:39 AM   #6
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So you used an exacto knife?
Made a template and just cut around each one?


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Old 10-10-2014, 09:47 AM   #7
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It cuts very easily with a new exacto blade. I measured out a template and drew lines on the paper backing. I cut it from the back so I could see my lines using a straight edge. I measured the height for the top decal and stuck that on. The paper backings the came of the top stickers I used as a spacer as I stuck the other ones on. It came out pretty uniform - not bad for doing it a 11pm.
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That's great. Thanks man. Gonna do the same or very similar.


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Old 10-11-2014, 10:49 AM   #9
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That "black" tape is amazing stuff. I got a roll from and highlighted several parts of my frame and side cases with it. I also used some almost-Manadarin on the beak. It's all very stealth until headlights hit it at night, then it just barks with brightness.
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Old 11-17-2014, 11:01 AM   #10
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I love reflective tapes!

I went the NFPA 1901 compliant route!

Get a few weird looks from fire trucks and ambulances sometimes....

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Old 11-17-2014, 11:04 AM   #11
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Old 11-17-2014, 10:01 PM   #13
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Here's a pic of the reflective cases in action. Roadside firewood pitstop
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Old 11-17-2014, 10:31 PM   #14
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That turned out exceptionally well. Pat yourself on the back!
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Added 3M Reflective film to Vario side cases

Just finished mine! Took me about 3 hours between last night and this morning.
Thanks for the inspiration !

Rear (these are cut and put on straight they just look a little angled because of the way the cases are leaning)

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