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vwdmc16
03-23-2014, 10:22 PM
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c396/vwdmc16/DMC2/IMG_1194_zpseeeea7c0.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c396/vwdmc16/DMC2/IMG_1193_zps48a5efd5.jpg
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Patrick C
03-23-2014, 10:45 PM
Interesting...I think you definitely need it around the outside of the rims too to pull off that look! Cool.

Michael
03-23-2014, 10:55 PM
I like...for one or two nights then peel it off. There is a web addy on the LFF, can anyone make it out?

awildermode
03-24-2014, 12:23 AM
Reminds me of the Lamborghini from Automan


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lloeUkQ1m8

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I have reflective tape under my rub strips that give a similar look. Been meaning to test out putting the tape along the panel seams to get the Automan look.

Dangermouse
03-24-2014, 12:52 AM
Needs the gas flap done too

LordFly
03-24-2014, 08:21 AM
I don't usually like when people do stupid things to their car, but that looks pretty awesome. I personally would probably rock that look for a few months before I got tired of it and took it off. But it does look pretty damn cool.

RIUM+
03-24-2014, 08:39 AM
The URL's totalkontrolle.com . Is this just reflective tape? I've always thought a DeLorean would look good with a TRON theme, thanks to is very angular shape... Now I know that I thought correctly. :)

Michael
03-24-2014, 08:56 AM
Thanks for the website. I looked it up and the tape is a non electrical highly reflective vinyl that's sold in sheets so you can pretty much make any type of pattern and not just lines. It goes under the brand name "Illumiglloow". Pretty cool stuff but not really for a DeLorean IMO unless it's a highly customized car to begin with.

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http://youtu.be/72ciN2c8iEY ...be sure to mute the audio.

awildermode
03-24-2014, 12:55 PM
You can get reflective tape and sheets from Beacon Graphics, in a variety of colours. Search 'reflective' on their site.

http://www.beacongraphics.com/

I took a sheet of 3M reflective and did the "DeLorean" on my bumper. Looks black in daylight and indirect light, reflects bright white with direct light.


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Photos taken with no light (no flash) vs. flash (to simulate headlights). I will try to get a photo of the tape under my rub strips, same effect as above, but I have the white stuff.

Timebender
03-24-2014, 02:15 PM
You could always go to Radioshack as well and buy a bunch of EL wire, which is low voltage. I remember the show Automan- loved how he'd turn a corner in his car at 90 degrees and the guy who programmed him would always smash up against the door....

Domi
03-24-2014, 06:18 PM
That's awesome, is this your DeLorean?

DL4567
03-24-2014, 06:21 PM
I thought the pictures at the top of the thread are EL wire. That's what it looks like.

pezzonovante88
03-24-2014, 07:16 PM
Interesting to see, but hopefully its just a very short-term look.

vwdmc16
03-25-2014, 01:05 AM
So to answer a few questions:

Yes its a reflective vinyl that can be cut into any shape, many colors available.

My shop Total Kontrolle Engineering is a dealer for the vinyl and we thought this might bring some attention for us, we mostly build race cars so shiny stickers is just a side thing.

yes it's my car, Yes it's easily removable and non permanent.

Yes it is temporary I will keep it for another week, I dont really like how it looks in daylight, the vinyl just looks like blue tape and only really pops a night with the right lighting.

the Elglow stuff would technically be illegal, you can not have blue lights on a non emergency vehicle. Since it only reflects light and doesnt produce it so it is ok.

Domi
03-25-2014, 06:37 PM
yes it's my car, Yes it's easily removable and non permanent.


All right, thanks, saw your car too on FB ;)

Farrar
03-27-2014, 03:23 PM
Light Cycles were so much faster, though... ;)

jackb
03-29-2014, 05:58 AM
Me and a buddy did something similar on a deployment back in 2006...
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c348/kaaooga3/dmc/2676_1114519256931_6647598_n_zpsc9cea77b.jpg

When we had to remove the tape, it took the paint with it, haha.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c348/kaaooga3/dmc/2676_1114519176929_715444_n_zps06744d31.jpg