Reflective tape

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by toddrod, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. toddrod

    toddrod New Member

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    I am trying to find a source for a cheap roll of reflective tape. I have been to Walmart, Lowes and Home Depot, but they do not have a roll, only strips that are $4.00 for 3 strips.
     
  2. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    you might try the hobby section of your walmart, kmart are local hobby store. I have some bright colored paint I am going to put on the ends of my rods if I ever get a night I don't go fishing.
     

  3. cschottfish

    cschottfish New Member

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    Good luck with that chor. the only thing I have found is the DOT tape they use on trailers.
     
  4. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    Our local walmarts usually have the rolls in the automotive department, as well as sporting goods. Another source is you local auto parts dealer, such as NAPA.
     
  5. Abu65

    Abu65 Member

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    If your taping the ends of rods the regular reflective tape is to stiff for the small diameter of the rod. Go to an archery shop & order som arrow cresting tape any color you want and they also have reflective out now.
     
  6. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    I buy mine at our local Wally world, in the auto dept. Here they carry the silver and red, I like the silver. Works really well at night, but a light stick works even better, then you don't have to have any lights on, except to bait and take off cats, hopefully.
     
  7. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

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    Maybe off the subject a little. But I put relextive tape on the lower unit of my motor. It helps other drivers see the motor at night when I am on the road traveling to and from the lake.
     
  8. Snappy

    Snappy New Member

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    Hey Todd next time you see the guys paving the road stop and ask one of the guys for the yellow tape they put down untill they paint the stripes. Most of the time the guys will give you a couple feet of it. I use it alot for marking trails in the deerwoods works great and if it can stick to asphalt, well it will stick to just about anything.
     
  9. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    Best place for top quality reflector tape is your friendly TSS (Tractor Supply Store). Bring your wallet as it is quite expensive - something like $40.00 for a 20' roll. It is the stuff you see on semi's though. And believe me, it is an excellent tape. Don't have one near you, maybe you can PM me and I'll go check for the exact price, with tax and let you know.
     
  10. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    The auto dept at Wally World is the place to go. If you have a TSC (Tractor Supply Company) around you they usually have it as well.
     
  11. BamaCats

    BamaCats New Member

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    you may think i am joking but the best reflective tape i have ever used was sheetrock tape. we used it on our limb lines and you can see it from quite a ways away. its not that expensive either.
     
  12. toddrod

    toddrod New Member

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    Thanks for the replies. I did not think about looking in the auto dept at Wallyworld or NAPA(have one down the street). Will let you know what I find.
     
  13. Kittycatcher

    Kittycatcher New Member

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    Todd, I get my reflective tape at Wal-Mart in the Automotive Section by the roll. It cost $1.97. I take the roll and cut it down the middle, and this make enough to wrap around 6 ea 2 5/8 in. noodles. The white shows up the best at night. A 6 volt flashlight will show up when it hits the reflective tape. If you have the 3 5/8 noodles it will only do 5 ea. I recommend that you take a small piece of this tape put on the end of your noodle so they will show up in all 4 dirrection.
     
  14. Abu65

    Abu65 Member

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    I also usw the reflective auto tape on my boat 2 small strips on each side and back, safety on the road & river. Barges & other boats can see you really well when there spotlighting.
     
  15. SpaceAce

    SpaceAce New Member

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    I got a small roll from ACE hardware for around $2.75. Wal-mart did'nt have it.
     
  16. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    This can be a life saver.Rember.The larger,the further that it can be seen.How much is your life worth?A large searchlight will often overpower and lose a weak anchor or flashlight in it's beam,while it will make a large reflector stand out.With fog or mist on the water,it is even worse.8 on a Jon boat (2 to a side,and 2 to each end) is great insurance.You can rig cheap bicycle reflectors to hang and remove as needed.It is also greater insurance if your trailer lights fail.peewee-williams
     
  17. Gabowman

    Gabowman Member

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    Those strips can go aloooooong ways. You can take scissors and cut them into real thin strips to use. It doesnt take very much reflective tape at all to be able to see it at night with your spotlight. I'm talking no more than 1/8" or so thick. BTW, I've never seen "cheap" reflective tape. If you find it be sure to post the source so others can also take advantage of it.
     
  18. Stainless

    Stainless Member

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    I purchased some reflective tape recently from Wal-Mart and Lowe's and when comparing the two I would have to go with the trailor tape from Lowe's. It was a lot stickier, thicker and a lot more reflective. Plus it's solid colors, not the red and white mixed stuff.
     
  19. FordTruckGuySTX

    FordTruckGuySTX New Member

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    Go to autozone, depending on store setup usually isle 5 with the silicone and tape, etc, its a few dollars for a roll, both red and white.
     
  20. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    I got a roll at Ace hardware, in the section with traffic cones, and marking flags. not too expensive, used it on a trailer i painted black. i think it will fade in 4-5 years, so need to do it again