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NITEStripe Install

Discussion in 'Visibility' started by GlockGuy, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. GlockGuy

    GlockGuy Member

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    I wanted some NITEStripe for safety. It makes me more visible at night, and the color options let me choose a color that wouldn't stand out too much during the day, wouldn't ruin night photos and yet still affords a great level of safety.

    To install, clean/degrease the area first. I used alcohol, but you could just as easily use dishwashing detergent and water.

    Then, just peel off a bit of backing as you go, pressing firmly into place. The adhesive used is pressure sensitive, so this pressing is vital.

    Here you can see it in daylight -
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    And when light hits it -
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    Any questions as to its effectiveness? -
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  2. n2bassfishing

    n2bassfishing New Member

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    Very nice.
     
  3. RAYTOG

    RAYTOG New Member

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    That is sweet, ill be ordering some soon!!
     
  4. Rob Appleby

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    They do look good !
     
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    vafish New Member

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    Amazing how straight you got it.. I think I would be all over the place with it.
     
  6. GlockGuy

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    There is actually a physical line on the hull from the molding process and we just followed that.
     
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    I'm going to be ordering the NITEStripe for my new kayaks. I like the way it looks and seems like it will be very effective in helping to keep the motor boaters at bay.
     
  8. GlockGuy

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    That's the whole idea. I have a few pieces of SOLAS on my paddle and some tiny pieces on the cockpit GearTrac and they really mess up night photos. The NITEStripe is bright enough to make you visible without ruining hero shots!
     
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  10. Hanover_Yakker

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    The NiteStripe comes in a variety of colors - the one he used is the ORANGE version, but I have seen packs of it at ARC in Blue, Green, Yellow, Red and White as well.
     
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  12. zbasshunter

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    I installed NiteStripe on my orange Ride 135 too. It was easy to install, I started by cleaning the surface with rubbing alcohol, and then ran the stripe all the way around my kayak. Keep in mind that the roll is only 24’ long so think about where you want the stripe to start and stop.
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    The NiteStripe comes in a bag that allows you to pull it out like a tape measure; it makes it very easy to apply:
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    Finished product:
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  13. YakAttack

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    Just be sure to remove the clear pre-mask. It's difficult to see but there's a clear film over the stripe that gets removed AFTER applying!
     
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    Thank you, I almost forgot to remove it.
     
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    I'm really liking the nitestripe on everyone's kayaks. I'm about to repaint my kayak trailer and use it for pinstriping.
     
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    Looks good.....

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  17. GlockGuy

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    A really cool option is the black, because it reflects white when light hits it! While the black spearpoint and lettering in these photos is not NITEStripe, it is made of the same 3M reflective material. The red, white and blue stripes ARE NITEStripe!
     

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  18. Yak Chum

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    Really cool!
    Wondering where you had those made and the price point? Are they more durable than the nite stripe?
     
  19. GlockGuy

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    They are the same exact material as the NITEStripe. I happened to have a partial roll of that material and had my graphics dealer cut those for me as a personal favor.
     

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