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Unread 12-03-2013, 08:44 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by james04si
Is that actual aluminum duct tape that you have to remove the backing for it to stick or the cloth/PVC duck tape? There is a difference in reflectivity and it may just be because I'm on my phone but that looks like duck tape not aluminum duct tape in the picture.

The picture is paint and aluminum tape side by side. The tape is a 3M product used by HVAC techs to seal ducting joints. Come on a roll and has no backing to remove.

This tape has been on the market for over 40 years and is expensive but it is the real deal.

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Unread 12-03-2013, 08:52 AM   #17
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Fwiw gloss white paint should reflect better than silver. I doubt it would make a noticeable difference in real life.
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Unread 12-03-2013, 09:13 AM   #18
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It's actual aluminum tape ( at least what I'm using) and the backing has to be removed. I haven't bought the brand seen in the picture. I posted it to give a general idea.

I would also say the tape is better than paint.

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I have found this to be very effective as well. Also as mentioned, actually getting inside and cleaning out the trail dust is a big help. Replacing the gaskets on the tail lights helps keep that dust out, but not all of it. This actually IS a CJ part that the local Jeep dealer has! Just don't tell them that; they think it's for a newer Jeep. Telling them it fits a CJ will either create a new stock number with a higher price, or they'll drop the part entirely!
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Unread 12-03-2013, 01:20 PM   #19
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My #1 would be the replacement LED light like the first response recommended. I did this, and the intensely bright back-up lights made it worth it immediately.

#2 would be reflector tape like used on trailers. Reflector tape is designed to reflect light, which is the goal you are looking for. It is also the route I thought Coiz took.

#3 would be the foil tape.

I tried silver paint in my front turn/markers, and it did nothing to improve it. All it did was slow the rust...
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Unread 12-03-2013, 01:36 PM   #20
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I've got LED lights on my 2a, they are quite bright!


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