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March 15, 2013, 01:32:50 AMReply #15 on

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no ones gonna see the Hi Viz anyway ....................... :ImaPoser


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March 15, 2013, 04:44:16 AMReply #16 on

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got that over with so now back to paint scheme's.    :XXcomputer
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If visibility at night, then you cannot get any tape with a higher reflectivity than 3M Diamond Grade
http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Marine/Home/Products/Catalog/?PC_7_RJH9U5230GE3E02LECIE20S4K7000000_nid=3X6SGLSNG4gsZV3RC926FMglT3LPQQR6NJbl this stuff can be seen up to 2kms away with normal headlights on dip, under good visibility conditions. I know this for a fact having checked it myself on a friends bike. It is still almost 100% reflective within 45 degrees either side of perpendicular due to the engraving technique, unlike the powdered deposit type of tape.

Downside is if you are riding behind it's damned irritating and could upset your night vision. Any decent laser range finder will be able to get a fix up to a km away, you know what I'm talking about so beware  :doubt I also know this to be a fact as we use it offshore for positional reference control (dynamic positioning).

ALL light based systems are limited by the environmental conditions, be it fog or smoke or rain, active systems like lights are less affected since the light only has to travel half the distance to the viewer. Lights can be switched on or off and even modulated, where legal (dammed irritating also).

Food for thought I hope.

These guys are on your side of the pond. http://www.reflectivelyyours.com/homepage.html
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March 15, 2013, 11:21:31 AMReply #18 on

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If visibility at night, then you cannot get any tape with a higher reflectivity than 3M Diamond Grade
http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Marine/Home/Products/Catalog/?PC_7_RJH9U5230GE3E02LECIE20S4K7000000_nid=3X6SGLSNG4gsZV3RC926FMglT3LPQQR6NJbl this stuff can be seen up to 2kms away with normal headlights ......
These guys are on your side of the pond. http://www.reflectivelyyours.com/homepage.html
Thanx for the links, have been collecting links for this purpose.

Night is only 1/3 of the concern and like you rightfully brought up....... these days night Hi-Vis products exist that greatly help.
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March 15, 2013, 08:57:18 PMReply #19 on

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For ideas here is some reasonable responses on the same topic

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=870791
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March 18, 2013, 05:29:12 PMReply #20 on

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I think you should paint your steamer like this strom:



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March 20, 2013, 04:09:55 AMReply #21 on

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I think you should paint your steamer like this strom:



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Grand idea.  With that paint job its probably even visible by orbiting Space Station....... oh wait........ on second thought ... not good to be thattttttttt visible :hat10
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October 30, 2013, 04:35:03 AMReply #22 on

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bump for diesel thread
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