Added 3M Reflective film to Vario side cases

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  1. PhilaADV

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    I like it. Gonna order some for mine. Nice.


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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 :norton
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    Is that just 2 sheets (1 order)?


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    So you used an exacto knife?
    Made a template and just cut around each one?


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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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    That "black" tape is amazing stuff. I got a roll from :ricky 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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  10. Arclite

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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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    Other colors :D

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    F798GSR, sweet!
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    Here's a pic of the reflective cases in action. Roadside firewood pitstop
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    That turned out exceptionally well. Pat yourself on the back!
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    Just finished mine! Took me about 3 hours between last night and this morning.
    Thanks for the inspiration !
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    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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    I went with the orange, highly reflective tape on the back of my hand guards. This is the hexagonal-celled stuff that they put on stop sign posts. I want to be noticed from the front during daylight hours. Looks kind of goofy, but I'm hoping it helps drivers who are turning left to pick me out from the oncoming traffic...
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