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Old 05-06-2018, 12:17 PM   #1
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Adding reflective tape?

We're planning on painting our bus Ford Blue below the windows and white from there on up.

I like the safety aspect of the reflective tape (much as I groused removing it), and am considering adding a white strip in the middle of the blue using this stuff. Here's a quick Photoshop of how I think I want it to look:


Thoughts? Any advice on applying it, or cautionary tales I need to hear?
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Old 05-06-2018, 01:39 PM   #2
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I'm a fan of the 3M Scotchlite reflective tape. I've been putting it on my vehicles for a decade and I recommend it to anyone looking to be more visible.
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Old 05-07-2018, 11:52 PM   #3
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Just for the record...(and anyone with black bumpers)...3M now has a BLACK high reflectivity tape. Very cool stuff.
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Old 05-07-2018, 11:59 PM   #4
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Just for the record...(and anyone with black bumpers)...3M now has a BLACK high reflectivity tape. Very cool stuff.
They have it in many colors - have for a while.

We used to have a dark green jeep... We had paw prints cut out of the black reflective vinyl and put them all over it.

Looked like black paw prints during the day, and reflected bright white when lights hit them at night!!

Wish I knew where the pictures were I had of the setup....
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Old 05-08-2018, 12:01 AM   #5
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I like it - I added some green reflective tape to my Emergency Windows - but didn't do the entire side. But after looking at the picture you posted - I may add green down the sides of my bus!
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I cant find the night time pics... but here is some day time.
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I like the dog paw reflective stickers - I added one to my bus.

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They have it in many colors - have for a while.

We used to have a dark green jeep...
Well, I guess that answers my question. Was wondering if there was a green. My bus will be dark green and almond.
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My bus will have so many chicken lights the tape would be worthless!
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My bus will have so many chicken lights the tape would be worthless!
"Chicken lights"??? I assume you mean running lights but why are they named chicken lights? Don't think I've heard that term before.
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Green tape if anyone else is looking for it...

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_p...nid=3267886011
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"Chicken lights"??? I assume you mean running lights but why are they named chicken lights? Don't think I've heard that term before.




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I've not heard the song before.

So, yeah. The question still stands. And I already know your answer. Where did the term chicken lights come from. They've always been called that. Not very satisfying answer. Why chicken instead of cow or hog or even lettuce. Wouldn't even have to be agriculture.
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"Have you ever wondered where the term “Chicken Lights” came from? One legend says that the truckers in the 1920s, driving slow trucks on then-dark streets, were often the victims of thieves as they moved loads of chickens through small towns. To help stop this problem, truckers started putting lanterns around their cargo – thus the name, Chicken Lights.*"
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I've not heard the song before.

So, yeah. The question still stands. And I already know your answer. Where did the term chicken lights come from. They've always been called that. Not very satisfying answer. Why chicken instead of cow or hog or even lettuce. Wouldn't even have to be agriculture.
There is speculation as to how/when/where the term originated. Some say the old Perdue trucks had EXTRA lights and they got to calling em "chicken trucks", thus the lights on them would be "chicken lights".
But IDK... I just know they're called that.
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