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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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Bag reflector installation

Is there any reason to not float the bag reflectors on? I've done it dry before and it's a real pita get the on straight and no bubbles. (Short on patience I guess)
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 08:36 PM
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Sounds cool.

With this COVID-19 situation, I'm working on more projects on the house and on the motorbikes.

But . . . what is floating the reflector about?
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By floating them on I mean using soapy water or alcohol to wet the surface so they slide around to bet the position perfect with no bubbles under them. The instructions I've found say to only do that on painted surfaces but not on matte finish.
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Probably OK... what I have done is use painter's tape to mark one edge on each side and just place it on... warm up the surface and the adhesive with hair dryer first, will help the bond.

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Sounds as if heís applying something like real-time industries bag reflector decals.

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Ah yes.... then float away for sure. I have done it dry also. For a squeegie, you can use a plastic body filler applicator with "female" Velcro covering one edge. It will slide along nicely to push out bubbles. Don't forget your hair dryer..

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Thanks RaYzerman!
They are RTI reflectors. I'm going to try the wet method this time, film at 11. Lol
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I float all decals and striping when I apply them.


But initially I thought you were talking about the rectangular DOT reflectors on the bags. My advise on those is to float them right into the trash.
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I float all decals and striping when I apply them.


But initially I thought you were talking about the rectangular DOT reflectors on the bags. My advise on those is to float them right into the trash.
They are indeed ugly on an otherwise nicely styled bag, but havenít found anything yet any better that would look better, they definitely look like a tacky after thought.

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