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Old 06-19-2015, 01:26 PM   #18 (permalink)
California98Civic
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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Originally Posted by Sven7 View Post
Honestly, why bother with reflective paint? Just get a good tail light and headlight and call it a day. It'll probably cost less while being more effective.....
Well, paint can't be stolen unless they get the whole bike! ... I bought glass beads for $24 and will have lots left over to play with. Next I buy the spray acrylic clear coat. So for like $30 I hope to get unstealable reflectance on front, back, and sides without attaching more stuff to attract thieves. I'll have one 5000 lumen cree headlight that I can quick release detach and take with me. It'll be so bright that no car at my sides is likely to miss me coming because of the lighted patch on the ground well in front of me. If I end up still wanting taillights and such, I can buy them. All the reflectance will then jjst be an added coolness.

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Lots of good reflective sticker material out there too. Done, proven, cheap.
I did look into that. It would be cheaper, but this has a cool factor I can't resist. Hope it is not good money after bad in the end!
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See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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