Introduction: Retroreflective Material on Your Car Within 20 USD

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Change the color of your car within 20 USD!

Step 1: Small Car Accident.....

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The Twingo kissed other car.....

Step 2: Sheet Metals of the Car Are Changed... in White!?

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Step 3: Retroreflective Sticker

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Put on sticker which has retroreflective coating....

Step 4: The Retroreflective Effects

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The light reflected back from the same direction, so if you take a photo with flash light then you will see a weird image.

Step 5: Before and After

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Step 6: Take Photos Without and With Flash

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gdavidson4 (author)2016-08-11

Is this legal?

whoand (author)gdavidson42016-08-12

Definitely illegal in Germany and Taiwan....but Taiwanese police doesn't care ;p

Navier-Stokes (author)2015-09-27

This would be awesome on my Insight!! It has so many scratches I was looking for a cheap facelift for it :)

User1 (author)2015-08-16

What car is that? I wish they'd drive cars like that here in the states!

I'm also looking at this as something for my bike.

whoand (author)User12015-08-25

Hi, the car is RENAULT Twingo which has a classic shape. Small car but the space inside is similar to a SUV.....;p

crickleymal (author)2014-11-12

I can't easily find any of this retroreflective material either. Where did you get it from?

smooney2 (author)crickleymal2015-08-16

eBay.. look under reflective car wrap

whoand (author)crickleymal2014-11-12

Maybe the key word "Retroreflective" is not easy to find on eBay, maybe you can try "Reflective Vinyl Film"....

Google search of Reflective Vinyl Film

junglegeo (author)2015-08-14

Will try it on my bike!

Raitis (author)2014-11-12

Could you give a link to this or equivalent wrap?

Raitis (author)kingzilla2014-11-15

Thanks! Interesting if it's possible to closely match colours of reflective and non-reflective vinyl to wrap in a way that it only displays graphics when lit on.

whoand (author)kingzilla2014-11-12

Exactly! Thanks for the links!

Actually this work was done in year 2006, the "reflective vinyl" was cheaper at that time (10 USD/roll)

krummrey (author)2014-11-13

Would look great on a bike too... :D

whoand (author)krummrey2014-11-13

I think it will be much easier for a bike, also much safer in the night.

Kafukai (author)2014-11-12

Full reflective vinyl is illegal in most countries. Some countries allowed to add stickers only for saftey, or if it's not take too much intention from other drivers you could apply stickers for decorations. The best option is to ask the your local MOT, because it'll be less awesome start to peel it while a cop told you this is illegal.

whoand (author)Kafukai2014-11-12

Thanks for your comment! I think people who likes to try this on their own car should make sure it is not against local law.

Cedres (author)2014-11-12

Nice! :-D

whoand (author)Cedres2014-11-12

That's a work I've done 8 years ago for saving money and be cooler ;p

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verence (author)2014-11-12

Nice job and interesting effect. Is this okay with your countries DOT/DMV regulations? And most important, what did it cost?

whoand (author)verence2014-11-12


A car fully covered by retroreflective material is absolutely illegal in Germany.

But there is no problem in Taiwan, because no police catch me in past 2 years.

Two rolls of the retroreflective sticker cost 20 USD, cheaper than car paint ;p

ironsmiter (author)2014-11-12

What happens if you run a redlight camera? Just curious.

That looks like something my motorcycle should be upgraded with.
Awesome job!
Is it hrder or easier than vinyl wraps, to put on?

whoand (author)ironsmiter2014-11-12

Haha.....I also thought about this....the retroreflective material will cause the redlight camera "over exposed"....but somehow police can use image processing for getting the number on your plate....

I think it is a bit harder than vinyl wraps to put on the car, because the sticker with retroreflective material is not so flexible. You may need hair dryer to heat up the sticker for fitting the curve of your car/motocycle. You can spray some soap water on the car and put the stick on...then you can get rid of bobbles....

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